There Is Always A Way – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“If the stable gate is closed, climb the fence.” Julie Krone

There Is Always A Way

The gate was old, full of character,
but obstinate, refusing to budge
at even my firm handed push,
the gouge in the soil testimony 
to its sunken hinges, forcing me 
to lift it clear every time with a 
sigh acknowledging my own 
resistance to repairing it, partly
in knowing that all gates 
eventually sink, and knowing
that there is always a way 
around and not just through.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Country, Farm, Free Verse, life

30 responses to “There Is Always A Way – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The fixing of the gate is a great metaphor for so many fixings that we have to do (or don’t) on repeat.

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  2. Never give up, as there is always a way.

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  3. Love the colors in this photo. And yes there is

    Sent from my iPhone


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  4. “all gates eventually sink” indeed.
    But fortunately “there is always a way around…”
    All well my dear Paul? (Considering)

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  5. A very astute observation of human nature.

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  6. A lovely metaphor Paul.

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  7. Lovely mindset. XoXo 🤗

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  8. A very great advice, wonderful wooven into a beautiful poem. xx Michael

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  10. lync56

    I remember many gates like this – this poem took me back


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