Are You Ready? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: ‘Crossing the Rubicon’

“The die is cast.” Julius Caesar (quoting Menander)

Are You Ready? 

Every crisis is a crossroad,
a creative rubicon,
unequivocal its path,
where bridges catch fire
and values are deadweights
ready to drown should you
linger in the comfort of your 
resistance construed as
maturity, or some point of 
arrival approved by elders,
that needs to be shifted,
not just for yourself, but
for the good of all.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote, self-development

28 responses to “Are You Ready? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Charis Counselling

    I love this poem – some deep truths expressed so well here


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  2. Fortunately there are always those among us who seize the opportunity
    and lead us forward through complacency and resistance.

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  3. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  4. Amazing poem. Truth of life, Paul.

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  5. Good points that will be oblivious to those that need them most

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  6. If I’m being completely honest with myself, I’d like to be ready–but I’m not just yet.

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  7. Let us hope that those who rule for us 😉 may recognize this. Very well written, Paul! Thank you, and best wishes for the weekend Michael

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  8. Think I had an aha reading your words. Thanks for that

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