Suddenly – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.” Friedrich Nietzsche


Suddenly truth broke out on a 
spring morning laden with the
warmth of promise forecast
centuries ago by the hopeful
prophets before they became
adults stuck in over insured 
futures of predictable plastic 
living suicide and, 
just as suddenly,
people discovered themselves 
and each other.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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21 responses to “Suddenly – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. wow oh wow

    “stuck in over insured
    futures of predictable plastic
    living suicide” you articulated what I’ve so often thought …

    and may we keep opening to ourselves and each other!

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  2. This is such an intriguing poem, Paul – encapsulating humanity and the move away from enlightenment. Hopeful undertone.

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  3. Interesting timing for this poem. I was preaching this morning about how people will always return to the arts and humanities when living in the “predictable plastic / living suicide” becomes too dehumanizing.

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  4. Charis Counselling

    Wow that is a great poem


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  5. I am hopeful.
    Wonderful poem Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I also fully agree, Paul! Thank you for sharing these important thoughts. Michael

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  7. What a wonderful poem. I especially love the opening line. Thanks for the post and the good feelings that came with it.

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