Was I? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“My grief lies all within.” Richard ll (William Shakespeare)

Was I?

Was I
acting out all those years
when contention was the main course,
when the presenting narrative was
dressed, nurtured anger,
the defence of victim
in the guise of one wounded,
worried, caring, burdened, concerned,
responsibility assumed,
how smooth, how blind, how real,
perfectly flawed,
what was I hiding, distracting,
what was I wanting, needing,
is that how I was?

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Filed under awareness, grief, identity, poem, psychology, quote, shadow

8 responses to “Was I? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Are these rhetorical questions?

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  2. lync56

    Wow – such a deep reflective and vulnerable poem


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  3. Sounds like a deep, dark night of the soul.

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  4. The pain of Christmases past perhaps? I heard a funny quote: “God forgive us our Christmases as we forgive those who Christmas against us.” Holidays can bring out the best and the worst in us!

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