Word End – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.”  Seneca.


Word End

There was a camera crew,
celebrities of minor distinction,
someone pushing a microphone,
all the while hangers-on milled about,
but when the moment came for
words to be beaten into action,
the curious and the beautiful
faded quietly away into the distance,
leaving only the regulars
to do what needed to be done.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


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32 responses to “Word End – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nice twist on the last word. Good take on the prompt, Paul.

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  2. Very philosophical too. Thank you for sharing, Paul! You gave me a lot of new thoughts, thinking about. Michael

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  3. So true. Very well conveyed in a few words.

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  4. Yup, that is life. It’s always the same few that really work to get things done.

    Sent from my iPad


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  5. The “tourist” went home.

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      • Many years ago my father (now deceased since 2012) got ill and had to go to the hospital. Things didn’t look good and family flew in and gathered. There were seven of us. Three local the rest flew in. Those that flew in arrived with great plans and demands. The three of us locals nicknamed them “the tourists”. We knew they would leave shortly. We let them have their say and feel good about themselves, then it was time for the tourists to go home. So they did. My father did fine through this particular ordeal. The locals (the three of us) cared for him and got him through the ordeal. As we always did. Once home, the tourists sent get well cards.

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      • I like how you gave the tourists space, and then got on with it. Similar experiences in other contexts, family, community, govt. it’s almost predictable.

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  6. Featherlight Homestead

    Interesting. I like where you went with this one.

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  7. The 80/20 rule in poetic form. Nice, Paul.

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  8. Isn’t that always the way, even more so in the social media age. Click the selfie-with-shovel, post on Instagram, job done.

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  9. This line “for words to be beaten into action” is perfection! Thanks, Paul!

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  10. Your words are ringing true, on the end of my tinker-bell shoes…..


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  12. lync56

    Another insightful and challenging poem


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  13. Isn’t that just about always the case? Well said.

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