My True North Star – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

My True North Star

I let go the backpack,
even though it contained
so many essential items
for such a long walk,
I only took the water,
not the tent or clothing,
not even the compass 
or map, nothing I would
normally take, need, or 
rely on, these I left knowing
that you are my true
north star, my guide on 
this trail of life.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under astronomy, awareness, bush walking, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

18 responses to “My True North Star – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It’s a thought provoking poem. I would take the backpack, from a lifetime’s experience, but it does put true love in a pithy form.

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  2. Whether it’s a trusted loved one or God, sometimes there is nothing else to do. Faith *can* carry one through. Beautiful poem, Paul

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  3. What a lovely poem! I enjoyed reading. Love at its peak!

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  4. Tender and warm Paul! 💕

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  6. Charis Counselling

    What a beautiful poem


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