If We Paint It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly challenge – Mission


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“They’re full of soaring superlatives like “perfect” and “seamless” and “exceptional.” They attempt to sum up in one buzz-word laden sentence, the whole point of life, the universe and everything …. and they’re completely and  utterly worthless, like every mission statement ….”  Pete Hitzeman


If We Paint It

Let’s paint it mission brown,
it covers everything
and it means nothing
like every mission statement,
that may have begun
with some meaning
have become hollow gestures
to an alien experience we
claim to be our very own,
if we paint it
who would know that
this husk has no heart.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


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27 responses to “If We Paint It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Yes… this maybe the colour of my mission….

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  2. I’ve noticed that mission statements have gotten progressively worse as the years have gone by. I wonder if SEO has anything to do with it.

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  3. I like what you’ve done with the prompt, Paul, particularly “mission brown”.

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  4. I just love this for the variety of settings it applies to. My years in church a

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  5. So many missions start with such enthusiasm but lose their purpose along the way.

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  7. lync56

    Very well put a truth sadly


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