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Recipe For disaster – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Recipe – V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #28

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Photo: foodloversrecipes.com

 

 

Recipe For Disaster

There was no baking powder,
so I added a cupful of ego or two,
dropped in some overconfidence and,
added a dash of not listening,
some overthinking drops,
even though they were out of date,
it didn’t mix well,
faring worse in cooking.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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There Was No Donkey – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Royal – Word of the Day

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Photo: unsplash.com  – a Classic Royal Enfield

There Was No Donkey

They set off from Nazareth
where love always hurts,
and it did because Mary was pregnant
and not yet married,
it was complicated,
as life always is,
but tongues wagged nonetheless.
The overlords were holding a census,
typical bureaucrats,
and so to Bethlehem they were headed
to be registered.
But there was no donkey,
cept on Christmas cards,
as poetic licensing can do.
No, this child to be,
of royal blood,
deserved a true steed,
so Joseph kick-started
an Enfield so Royal,
they made it to the inn by supper,
and all were in awe,
even the angels.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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As I Crave You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Wish – Word of the Day

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“To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.” Jane Austen, ‘Sense and Sensibility’

 

As I Crave You

My hope was tame,
too timid to hold me
as my longing felt as my feelings
were being pulled as cable from a shaft.
I’m dizzy,
and in my desire,
virtues fall away as old faded posters,
as time yellows waiting,
and the winds of expectation
push through me.
My longing is pregnant,
shamelessly exposed,
as I crave you,
as I crave you.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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All Tangled – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Commitment – Word of the Day

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“A fish and a bird may indeed fall in love, but where shall they live.” Elizabeth Gilbert ‘Committed, A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage’

 

 

All Tangled

Love is a many complexed thing,
a tangled exploration
of feelings on a threshold privately held,
and to speak it would be to unravel the
mystery unspeakable,
the conundrum of aching, longing,
a certain uncertainty,
shades between black and white,
that hold me fast.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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In You We Awaken – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Incongruous – Word of the Day

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Photo: Henrik Sorenson (Getty Images) from the Huffington Post.

In You We Awaken

They said you didn’t fit in,
that you really didn’t belong,
like some grotesque gargoyle,
an adornment out of kilter,
an inconvenient incongruity
in this smooth place,
where the nightmare of sameness
put a spell on us,
and stole the outside part of our box.
But you were different,
colour to our black and white,
and that made you fit all the more,
as the paradox we needed.
You were our conscience,
our inspiration,
an awakening.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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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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To Drink You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Stimulating – Word of the Day

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To Drink You

I held you with such care,
and caressed you,
you smelt so good,
felt so warm,
as you do every morning.
And, some days
I just want a double shot of you,
not so frothy,
hot and beautifully layered,
plenty to take in,
and I’m going to drink you
all the way,
just after I’ve finished this coffee.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Agreed At Our Center – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Connect – RDP

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Photo: thebridalbox.com

 

 

Agreed At Our Center

Sometimes I know what you’re thinking,
then I wonder that I’m hearing what you’re saying,
I wonder too what you’re not saying,
or if you’d say anything at all in this moment,
but I do know this,
we’re agreed at our center of love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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A Curious Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?

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A Curious Thing

A curious thing so bright and bold,
such a contrast to the snow?
what on earth is it for?
Superman booth?
Underpants on the outside,
of course.
A telephone,it says,
I vaguely remember one once,
on my grandmother’s bench,
in her retirement home,
but just to be sure,
I’ll just Google it,
of course.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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The Greatest Venture – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Venturesome – Word of the Day

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The Greatest Venture

Horizons call,
heights to be faced,
mountains to conquer,
rapids to crest or,
maybe go down to the woods.
Whatever it is,
no matter the urge,
it’s never the task,
instead, for most, it’s that little voice,
“are you sure about this?”,
that’s the greatest venture of all.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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