One Long, Glorious Pilgrimage – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Imperial Eagle, Spain, by Barbee Anne, pixabay.com

“The punishment imposed on us for claiming true self can never be worse than th epunishment we impose on ourselves by failing to make that claim.” Parker J. Palmer

One Long, Glorious Pilgrimage

My life began wider than the ocean,
and so vulnerable to the eagle's sight,
soaring in the beauty of life, aiming
for the sun, grappling in the dark of
connection's lack as I wander this 
earth in one, long glorious pilgrimage
of constant diversion, ever seeking to
move away from the magnetic pull
towards narrow ways that strangle
any sense of true self.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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17 Comments

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17 responses to “One Long, Glorious Pilgrimage – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. relatable and so well penned Paul
    💖
    “ever seeking to
    move away from the magnetic pull
    towards narrow ways that strangle
    any sense of true self.

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  2. You have outdone yourself! Your few words say so much with such conviction. Bravo!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. So true to be yourself amid all the clutter of life

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Stunning photography 👌🙏🌷

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Charis Counselling

    A challenge for me here

    >

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Always we are challenged. 🙂

    Like

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