Not The Done Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Done


Photo: United Nations Human Rights

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.



Filed under Five Lines, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, Uncategorized

36 responses to “Not The Done Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A powerful message, one we should never lose sight of.

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  2. Wants and Needs – or wants vs needs.

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  3. I always express the difference between want and need to my children. They are very mindful of the difference between the two. Great post 🙂

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  4. wow powerful punchy post – well said!

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  5. There is no visible distinction left between the wants and needs. People are so engrossed in being materialistic and be accepted by the social media that every want is tuned in to a need.

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  6. So much told in so little words. Effective!! Very good👌👍

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  7. Also today I learnt new phrase – it’s just not cricket.. I didn’t know that it can be used like this. Thanks .

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  8. A powerful poem, and the photograph enhanced it.

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  9. Lyn CANNON

    Well said



  10. (nodding) yes, I can live with less


  11. Poignant words and all too true. Thank you for linking to the challenge.

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