Together We Conquer It All – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.” Mason Cooley

Together We Conquer It All

My dear friend you stir me to rise
to the challenge of this moment arrived,
I would rather have stayed in bed
and savoured my lovely lurid dreams,
those tides of mind that thrall me
and hold  against the swirling world
that exhausts me to retreat away
from the madding, baying crowd,
but you have called me forth
from my deep resistant slumber
to an awakening of myself as 
part of the greater, wide whole
of the spark of human endeavour,
where together we conquer it all.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, Iambic Pentameter, life, poem, quote, Sonnet

32 responses to “Together We Conquer It All – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wow, such an encouraging and thoughtful poem, Vince. Thanks for writing

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  2. When you can go together with friends it’s really much better than those fruitless dreams… all we need is empowerment.

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  3. Now, if that poem won’t motivate you to get out of bed, I don’t know what will! 🙂 Have a great day, Paul! ❤

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  4. Rob Kistner

    Bold piece Paul, well written. I know the occasional resistance to open ones eyes upon this world. But I agree my friend, that poetry can rally! 🙂

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  5. I really like your bed being escape from the rat race. Reality or Dream reality. Can’t seem to control either one!! Beds are a blessing we seldom recognize!

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  6. Coffee first! Then grab the day. Tomorrow is not promised, There is lots to do.

    Wise words my friend. Donna

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  7. With a good friend, we can conquer all. Thanks for the reminder.

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  8. What a beautiful message, Paul: some people give us the strength to keep on going!

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  9. Love your poem!! Might be a good idea to print it out and read it each morning before “bounding” out of bed!

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  10. That’s a wonderful sort of friend to have, Paul!


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  11. Nice rhythm. I like an awakening to self.

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  12. Such an uplifting poem, and I thank you for it!

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  13. lync56

    Such a beautiful reflection and insight in to life at this time



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