The New – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Friday – Normal




“We sense that ‘normal’ isn’t coming back, that we are being born into a new normal; a new kind of society, a new relationship to the earth, a new experience of being human.” ย Charles Eisenstein

The New

I woke to the strangeness of a patient silence
that filled an obsolete vision of worlds,
I climbed off that clanking thrusting beast
as it lay wasted in my stead
and entered the vast field of joy,
where I saw the end of privilege,
that once would have devoured all the
tomorrows, wasting them on the altar of want,
but now I am challenged,
times are many and the distance is near,
this is the new normal
and the choice is mine,
to accept responsibility
for futures now seen.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon



Filed under environment, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote

38 responses to “The New – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice

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  3. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  4. nice piece – eco !

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  5. The responsibility has always been there – maybe we will be more aware of it now.

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  6. Perhaps the new normal can be the new extraordinary? I like the sound of that vast field of joy.

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  7. lync56

    Wow great poem – so so true I just hope that we are experiencing a transitional period of history where we change our focus onto the earth nature and humanity and care for that first – get out priorities right


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  8. Amy

    Love this poem. Well expressed, Paul.

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  9. Yes, choice. Always. ๐Ÿ™

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  10. Wonderful poem Paul.

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