Are We Ready – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon



“The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.”  Peter Drucker

Are We Ready

To say future
implies something real
something sophisticated and desirable
which is hidden from us,
are we ready for this future
we cannot see,
where all predictions fail,
and where there is no center,
except yours,
ever floating,
marking no time,
setting no tables,
keeping no account,
missing connection,
passing by.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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36 responses to “Are We Ready – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I had to read it twice. Very interesting and beautifully written ❤

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  2. Always good words from you, like the quote as well.

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  3. That’s the beauty 🙂
    Good one Paul.

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  4. Ready or not things are beginning to reopen.

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  5. Short answer: no. We’ll know by the numbers in a couple of weeks.

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  6. Missing connection, is the saddest aspect!

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  7. A good question. Allow me to rephrase: Are we ready to change?

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  8. The US is pretty much a bifurcated country between those who have social responsibility and those who don’t. The news stories this weekend of those who behave responsibly and those who don’t give a [expletive deleted] are appalling, terrifying, and completed expected.

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  9. lync56

    A lovely reflection of our time


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