If It Did – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Human Metamorphosis by Taylor James, found on My Modern Met.

“Nothing ever really goes away, it just changes into something else. Something beautiful.” Sarah Ockler

If It Did

But
what if I wasn't,
or if I couldn't,
maybe never would,
and what if I didn't, well, 
would it really matter?
Because if it did, perhaps
you'd change your mind?
Whatever your disposition,
this dissonance won't leave.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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25 responses to “If It Did – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Excellent poem, Paul! The image accompanying it is such a clear picture of the contortions we go through for the sake of others.

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  2. Trying to change yourself into someone you’re not can only end in dissonance, whether with yourself for succeeding or with someone else for failing in the attempt.

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  3. Very philosophical, Paul! Thank you for these deep thoughts, which we should also have with regard to sustainability. Thank you and enjoy the week. But do not dig to many deep holes, someone could hide in it. Lol Best wishes, Michael

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  4. lync56

    The photo is intriguing I love it – The poem is beautiful and a deep truth

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