Were you Aware? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” Albert Camus

Were you Aware?

Did it matter that you waited,
and even then
the bird flew away.

Were you aware of how you felt,
that it was so,
things were fine,
until a moment ago
when it went away?

Like those liminal moments,
crossing over,
leaving a known for an unknown
needing to go but uncertain,
aware and unaware at the same time.

Embodying so many feelings
as to overflowing,
a glimpse of our soul
as when birds fly away.

Were you aware?

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
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9 responses to “Were you Aware? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This poem roused a peculiar feeling in me, but I’m not sure what it is.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful poem – deep and emotive


  3. I like the repletion of the rhetorical question ‘Were you aware?’, an echo throughout your poem, Paul, and I love the lines:
    ‘a glimpse of our soul
    as when birds fly away’.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Your words are captivating and sad all at once.


  5. Your words bring out the transitional moments in our lives. In these times, I like to ask, ‘Must I be aware? Or can I just be open to accept?’

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  6. True. To each their own perception 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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