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I Remember – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – The Beach

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Photo provided by Patricia’s Place  via pixabay.com

 

I Remember

When I have whelved all my thoughts to the
point that I dwell in anomia
I go to the edge to listen to the wind calling,
while the water caresses,
and I remember your laughter.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

 

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Waiting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Fireworks

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Image: provided by Patricia’s Place

 

Waiting

Jack walked the streets at three
until a resounding boom of wheels in ruts
would send him marching ramrod home,
on fireworks night he would take cover
waiting for the shells to rain down.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Note: I observed “Jack” many times but never got to know him, in one week he never got to the shops because the trucks would sound explosive when they hit a rut or drain cover and he would stop, stand to attention, wheel about, and march home again. Shell shock/PTSD had wrecked him.

Paul, pvcann.com

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Pedlar – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Compliment – In Other Words

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Image provided by Patricia’s Place

 

Pedlar

Hand wringing vestige of a lapdog
always angling down your own road
schmoozing oily paeans for gain
dripping your heart’s desires so secret,
you selfish panegyric pedlar.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Too Many – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Unhappy

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Photo: Lake Brown, just below Eaglestone Rock (Nungarin), just as the sun is setting, the moon visible. Lake Brown has always been a natural salt lake, but human impact has exacerbated the salinity and balance of the lake’s eco-system.

 

Too Many

I walked the lake around today and
said a prayer for the one tree who
had sighed its last lying in the midden
of our lust and sorrows, lachrymose,
I have said too many prayers of late.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Shared Them Round – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Challenge

 

Shared Them Round

Slurries, slushies, confectioned ice,
such sweetness
palatable and fun,
I crushed my dreams with lime
and shared them round.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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So Pretty – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 lines – Flamingo

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So Pretty

So pretty even Manfred hit you up
vanguard of birthdays and anniversaries
blood red feathered flame of life
beautiful to behold your everything
touch me with your slender grace.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pcann.com

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Ever Awaiting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Ho Hum

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Photo provided: Patricia’s Place

 

Ever Awaiting

Today was yesterday and
tomorrow too will be
the coat-hanger of other days
a similitude of view, ever
awaiting just one discordant note.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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What To Wear? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Decisions – 5 Lines

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Image provided (Arek Socha – pixabay.com)

 

What To Wear?

To wear or not to wear,
damn that question,
or whether it is bolder to sail
in a sea of obsequious clothes
never asking.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

With apologies to W. Shakespeare 🙂

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Rejoicing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Rainy Day

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Photo provided Patricias Place

 

 

Rejoicing

Grey clouds the harbinger
soon the gift of the heavens will be bestowed
and earth will sigh and drink again,
I will run along that hill naked,
rejoicing in every drop.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Treasured – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Baby Boy

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Treasured

Sperm and egg
gametes and zygote
the arch of her back and the deep moan,
we writhed elated and glazed
and treasured that baby boy.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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