I’m Done With Labels – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse guest host Anna is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a poem around an aphorism.

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“When you judge another , you do not define them you define yourself.” Wayne Dyer

I'm Done With Labels 

I love the fluidity of life,
everyday and erasure of lines,
the blending of black and white,
an end of claustrophobic totality,
accepting the flow that makes life,
rejoicing in corners, crags and creeks,
following forks of divergence,
watching the herd thunder past,
I'm done with labels and postures,
I'e always thought it best not to judge,
live and let live I always say.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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28 responses to “I’m Done With Labels – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is great, Paul, an important life lesson and one that we often fail to live up to. As a live and let live person myself, I appreciate the empathy and space you provide to exist peaceably within your poem. I’ve always been more attracted to the beautiful variations than the mundane sameness within humanity.

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  2. The blending of black and white – so true. I agree – live and let live!

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  3. I absolutely agree to this.. well written. 👏👏

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  4. Great poem, thank you for sharing dear.

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  5. It’s a coincidence we’ve written on a similar theme. You’ve expressed your thoughts beautifully. 🙂

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  6. Paul, I loved this poem/post!!! Your title immediately grabbed me and I asked myself, If we are done with labels then what shall we use?
    And my answer to that question resulted in the poem you inspired –
    THE HATERS WILL USE TATTOOS AGAIN. I didn’t find a contact page on your blog so contact me at – chucklindholm@hotmail.com if you’d like to see what you inspired!! Thanks so much! I will be indebted to you for the words that sparked my poem!!! Have a great weekend!!
    Chuck 😁🎁✨👍

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  7. The best way to live, Paul.

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  9. Americaoncoffee

    Brilliant! I love it! What a very creative composition with truthful mockeries regarding attitudes.

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  10. lync56

    I love this poem – yes I want to let the herd thunder past too


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