Friends Matter – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” Benjamin Disraeli

Friends Matter

Of virtue and vice, what really matters?
Does wisdom please my body,
is regret my anticipation as
pleasure slips away into memory,
where the repetition of a theme is
boring, mundane, and an account 
of my life is simply the addition of 
a series of small failures wrapped in 
an erasure of remembering, all
unwitting, all needing a friend as 

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17 responses to “Friends Matter – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Relatable and very true, Paul. Love this poem! ❤

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  2. What a great metaphor, and so true, Paul! Have a beautiful week ahead. xx Michael

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  3. True friends are the ones willing to be honest with you about anything!

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  4. lync56

    Made me ponder and reflect – challenging


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