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We Moved As One – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Dancing

Romance – Friday Foto Fun

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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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Feathered It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Lightness

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“Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty their heart.”  Tich Nhat Hanh

 

Feathered It

Life’s thirty kilos was on my back all day,
so heavy my mind was bowed and my soul weighed down,
till I sat with you at days end and
you lightened my burden as you received my
leaden tale and feathered it with wings to fly away.

©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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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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Not The Done Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Done

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Not The Done Thing

It’s just not cricket,
it simply isn’t the done thing,
to want more when more is more than we need,
while the earth cries out for rest,
and people are crying for basic needs.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Note: “It’s just not cricket” refers to the sport or game of cricket where fair-play is paramount. To say that something is not cricket means that something is not fair, that justice is absent, that something is wrong, something is unacceptable.

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Standing Still – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Hurry – 5 Lines

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Standing Still

In one of life’s paradoxes,
strangely enough,
to hurry is to stand still,
the antitheses of my purpose,
and the faster I go the stiller I become.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,

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Disordered In Fact – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Seasonal – 5 Lines

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Disordered In Fact

We agreed on this much,
that the seasons were changing, disordered in fact,
more snow, more rain, more heat than before,
new seasons were evolving,
but, out of fear, we chose ignorance over facts.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Love’s Alchemy – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Eruption – Word of the Day

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Love’s Alchemy

Love’s alchemy,
forged of ancient incantations of deep heart,
brought forth such delicious moments,
as our passions creatively erupted,
and our molten desire overflowed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Your Skin – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Pummel – Word of the Day

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Your Skin

To pummel your skin,
with resounding rhythm,
pa pat rat tat, pa pat rat tat, pa pat rat tat,
thrumming, thrumming, drumming, drumming,
as we go marching on.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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