Of Possibilities – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Of Possibilities

His tiny mind
reduced everything to a
post card ideology
of spittle speeches
and dilated visions of alarm,
waving meaningless symbols
ever building narrow dreams
of darkness in disguise,
a univocal monochrome
of controlled delight,
he blathered on
endlessly reciting
mantras of power
and praising hatreds
while I looked out the window
at a beautiful reality
of abundance,
stirring possibilities
of everything so global.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poetry, politics

43 responses to “Of Possibilities – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Dost thou speak of our president?

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  2. Stirring possibilities of everything so global…for me that is exactly what needs to be “stirred”. Thanks for that focusing thought!😊🌏

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  3. I also thought you were speaking directly of one megalomaniac … but the truism does apply to all these idiots to justify their inability to govern …. and we have an election coming up soon …

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  4. And like the others, our Idiot-in-Chief came to mind in the very first line … ‘tiny mind’. I do enjoy your poetry … I can actually understand it! This one reminds me, at the end, that there are still things worth living for, still beauty in the world. Thanks!

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  5. Strong voice and vision, Paul. Keep sharing.

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  6. Fortunately for the world, those being governed hold so much more promise than those doing the governing.

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  7. “Spittle speeches and dilated visions of alarm” is very vivid and effective. Spring is finally arriving here, in the northern U.S., and it’s hard to believe even the most thoughtless aren’t struck by the contrast between the darkness, negativity, and stunted dogmas being blathered, as you say, and the sunshine & fresh green growth.
    You’re on quite a roll of terrific poems, Paul! 🙂

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  8. Ennle Madresan

    Amazingly accurate–and written quite respectfully 🙂

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  9. lync56

    Thats a great poem


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