Maybe – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Even though I accomplished nothing today the stars still came out at night.”  Marty Rubin



I was feeling rather shouldly
a consideration set against the
blank page of acedia,
that old noonday demon
of all my tomorrows
ever appearing,
never arriving,
to which I tilt my hat
with resignation.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, quote

39 responses to “Maybe – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. We all have days like this! I’m going to remember that word … “shouldly” lol wonderful!

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  2. blindzanygirl

    LOVE that wird “shouldly”. Just great. Poem speaks to me too.

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  3. Mermaid

    Spoke volumes to me.
    Beautifully written.

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  4. Time to Be rather than Do, eh?

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  5. Tom Darby

    Had to literally look up ‘shouldly.’ I will remember that from here on. Great word, great poem!

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  6. “Shouldly” I learnt something new today! 🙂

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  7. Ha! Enjoyed this relatable poem! – Jen

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  8. “shouldly” – good word!

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  9. As is the consensus, shouldly is the shining star in this poem. It’s a better adverb than bigly is an adjective.

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  10. Beverly Crawford

    I muchly like your shouldly!

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  11. lync56

    Another interesting one


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  12. Love this. I am having a “shouldly” day as well. Thanks for joining in with OLN.

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  13. Shouldly is damnation… some days are made for procrastination

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  14. Thank you for sharing your piece here Paul, and for putting yourself out there in your words! This was familiar in its essence, and like others — I loved shouldly… 🙂

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  15. Ah, a victim of procrastination! Great word shouldly. 😉

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