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We Are – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” George Eliot

We Are 

Words are words,
but in the right moment they
mangle the soul to a bloody pulp,
leaving wounds that cannot be seen.

looks are looks,
but on the day they can be
startling razors draining life
in long straight slices of endings.

Actions are actions,
but in the interplay they can
bruise the hearts memory
for a lifetime or forever.

Love is love,
but when it's twisted
it ceases to bear any resemblance
to the desire once felt.

We are,
for better or worse,
who determine to be.

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