When Courage Arises – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“Courage comes in different forms.” Nora Roberts

When Courage Arises

Change emerges when courage arises
when meaning shifts from self
to possibilities derived from wild dreams,
are we ready to explore these uncertainties?

When meaning shifts from self
what is exposed between the lines,
are we ready to explore these uncertainties
which lurk beneath our surface of lies?

What is exposed between the lines,
empty hollowed husks of truth
which lurk beneath our surface of lies,
or a vulnerability that receives life?

Empty hollowed husks of truth,
to possibilities derived from wild dreams,
or a vulnerability that receives life,
change emerges when courage arises.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, life, Pantoum, poem, quote

12 responses to “When Courage Arises – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “Change emerges when courage arises” is the line that particularly resonates with me.

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  2. Exploring ourselves might be risky😉

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  3. You are especially skilled at this form of poetry.

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  4. The format for this poem is intriguing, Paul. You did such a eloquent job of weaving the ideas/lines in such an intricate pattern. Does this poetic form have a name?

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