Surely Not – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Moderation




“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”  Oscar Wilde (his variation of an oft quoted piece usually attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, who was using Plato’s original)

Surely Not

Doctor Temperance called me today,
knock back the booze, chocky and chips,
she said, laconically,
it’s the new religion!
But what about peace, love,
and breathing,
I want those in excess,
I said, and
there ended the new gospel.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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30 responses to “Surely Not – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I dunno. Chocky, chips and booze seems like a reasonable compromise.

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  2. The gospel according to Paul. Sign me up!

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  3. This made me laugh. Somethings are good in excess.

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  4. Pingback: Attempted Moderation – One Woman's Quest II

  5. lync56

    Interesting take


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