In The Now – a Poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – What a child knows

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“Time is a game played beautifully by children.”  Heraclitus

In The Now

Where did all this water
come from, look tadpoles,
hear the birds,
feel the grass,
ice cream, ice cream,
dragonflies, wow,
quick let’s go there,
no, here,
silly, so slow, come on,
you’ve missed it,
it’s gone now,
shoes, where’s my shoes?
O, there they are,
I’m hungry, cake?
Yes, cake,
more cake?
not sandwiches, cake,
can I run now?
Do we really have to go?
Whys? I’m having fun,
can I stay, please?
Come on,
Five more minutes?

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

29 Comments

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29 responses to “In The Now – a Poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Clever, light-hearted poem.

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  2. This made me smile – a child’s mind is not restricted by time. Love it!

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  3. Very much the essence of childhood.

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  4. 3 minutes. Not one more… 😉

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  5. How I would love to go back to living in the timeless now.

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  6. You are describing a wonderful environment, and perfect situation. Lets go back into the childhood. 🙂

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  7. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    HOW COULD A PARENT SAY NO? BUT THEY DO—BEING ALL PACKED UP AND READY TO GO…!

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  8. Oh I can just hear those eager voices. Lovely memories 🙂

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  9. lync56

    Oh so true – love the way you have expressed the ways of a child us and ours

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