Can You Tell Me? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” George Bernard Shaw

Can You Tell Me?

What happened,
can you tell me my life story
from the beginning and 
unpeel the dark, murky shapes
of origin buried in the fog of 
becoming, now long receded,
lost even, in the passage of 
time which birthed me, released
me towards the next step, which
is, as yet, unclear, just like all the
other steps.

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21 responses to “Can You Tell Me? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful and very thoughtful. Thanks for sharing, Paul! Excuse the very long delay, and have a Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays! xx Michael

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  2. Unfortunately or fortunately, as the case maybe, it’s not like that ! A Life has at least ‘ to some extent ‘, at freedom to proceed on it’s own path!

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  3. Where would you say those epiphany moments in life figure in the murky history of becoming?

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  4. Maybe if all the steps were clear, we would stay where we are and never go forward.

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  6. Charis Counselling

    Wow this is so deep and thought provoking



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