Rising – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Your wrinkles reflect the roads you have taken, they form the map of your life.” Diane von Furstenberg


You don't write
but your skin is a journal of
everything you ever felt,
a lace of vast connections,
those once golden tresses
now silvered wisdom
lighting the path,
the angst of youth now
poised and comfortable in 
inevitable uncertainties,
you beauty, like a phoenix,
rises from life,
if I told you this you'd smile
that unbelieving smile.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

16 responses to “Rising – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A touching poetic moment.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. You have a wonderful heart. It is exposed with your words. Thank you for sharing yourself so openly. It is rare in this world today.

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  3. Oh gosh. Melt this grandma’s heart why don’t cha?

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  4. Beautiful heartfelt poem Paul! ❣️

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lync56

    Yes I would


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