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I Said I’d Be Home For Christmas – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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I Said I’d Be Home For Christmas

I heard it before I saw it,
an ancient sound,
a single engine piper,
that was in descent to the frozen field,
then I saw it,
bright yellow,
it yawed to one side as it hit the snow,
and corrected to a fine halt.
Some old guy clambered out,
a picture of an era gone,
leather bomber jacket
straight out of 42.
My mother holding the door frame,
gasped,
they threw themselves at each other
with sobs and kisses,
the long silence punctuated with:
secret ops,
Burma,
hopelessly lost,
but I said I’d be home for Christmas,
Honey, she said,
its ten years gone,
Well, he said,
a promise is a promise.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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We Moved As One – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Dancing

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We Moved As One

Flat screens in the window showed some dance show,
and couples started to slow and ooh and ah a little,
your eyes twinkled as you hitched up your skirt,
then we set fire to the street,
and in that moment we moved as one.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Radiant Humility – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“She was indeed a girl of exquisite beauty …”  Patrick Suskind

 

Radiant Humility

What fool would compare thee?
Who could be found so prepossessing?
Such a ravishing beauty to behold,
and yet, what is truly exquisite
is the humility that radiates from within.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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I Fell – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Breathtaking – Word of the Day

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“Those mornings when we kiss and surrender for an hour before we say a single word.”  David Levithan, ‘The Lover’s Dictionary’

 

I Fell

I stood on the precipice of your beauty,
swooning,
dizzied,
effervescent.
Decompression syndrome,
if only I could breathe.
But I am transcendent,
outside my body,
beside my self,
such rapture.
And, in the beauty of your heart words,
I fell.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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The Gaze Of Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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The Gaze Of Love

As I look through
this pane of clarity,
I see a different world,
of compassion and goodwill,
I see harmony and peace,
and time has a new quality and feel,
another dimension.
As I look,
you are my frame,
my view,
transparent,
prismatic,
you are …
of all things,
my window to love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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So Green – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Immature – Word of the Day

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“Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen.”  Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 So Green

We were young then, not quite ripe,
so green but O so eager,
as we dipped into each other,
and with a little sugar and spice
the recipe has hung together quite well.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Warm Solution – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Riddle – Word of the Day

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Warm Solution

The cloak of your mystery
opens to reveal but a riddle,
your lips,
are they passion?
Or, are they dark heart?
Immovable,
hypnotised by your gaze,
I just stood there,
but you solved the riddle,
as your cloak fell,
and you opened your arms.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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I Thaw You There – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Thawing – Word of the Day

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“Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.”  Henry David Thoreau

 

I Thaw You There

Your mind firmly folded,
heart in a frown,
tangled emotions,
restless, swirling,
brinking …
I glimpsed your soul,
deep in your eyes,
that one strand,
that loose end,
traced back to my
hearts ear,
and that universal kiss,
a listening love
that untangles,
warms,
thaws.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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We Will Ignite – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Ignite – Word of the Day

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“What you want to ignite in others, must first burn inside yourself.”  Aurelius Augustinus

 

We Will Ignite

No dampener here,
it’s tinder dry,
and the match has already flared,
the fuse is fizzing and hissing,
as the flame races to the very core;
turning back is too late now,
we will ignite and fill the air,
our hearts bursting with intensity.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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My Sacred Wish

5 Lines – Wishes

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My Sacred Wish

I’ve been in marbled halls and hallowed places,
mixed with the famous and the rest,
had my highs and lows,
and have been ever blessed,
but you are my sacred heart-held wish.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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