We Are – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” George Eliot

We Are 

Words are words,
but in the right moment they
mangle the soul to a bloody pulp,
leaving wounds that cannot be seen.

looks are looks,
but on the day they can be
startling razors draining life
in long straight slices of endings.

Actions are actions,
but in the interplay they can
bruise the hearts memory
for a lifetime or forever.

Love is love,
but when it's twisted
it ceases to bear any resemblance
to the desire once felt.

We are,
for better or worse,
who determine to be.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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30 Comments

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30 responses to “We Are – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I agree, Paul. Perspective determines thought and thought precedes action. Paring the gunk off of perspective can mean the difference. It takes effort but it can be done.

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  2. sanaarizvi

    This is absolutely stellar, Paul! You portray the light and dark aspects of action and thought with such precision here! Kudos! 💘💘

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  3. Rob Kistner

    All is precisely what it is, and nothing is what it seems.

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  4. VJ

    The razor’s edge is what comes to mind

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  5. A sobering thought exercise.

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  6. This is my favorite stanza:
    Actions are actions,
    but in the interplay they can
    bruise the hearts memory
    for a lifetime or forever.
    Lovely Paul.

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  7. Very well done, Paul. Yes we are who we are… for better and for worse!

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  8. Very well said… I wonder who realize this before they set out to change everyone else.

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  9. lync56

    Wow powerful and painful

    >

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