Gently Mocked – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“You can find me in the frozen mood section.” Henry Rollins

Gently Mocked

The day was perfect,
but I found its fault
where no fault lay,
I beat upon its languid warmth,
sneered at its sunlit leaves,
belittled its calm and cheery air,
and, all the while
it gently mocked my
jaded mood.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote

41 responses to “Gently Mocked – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the self-deprecating humor in this short poem. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I love this ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒŸ

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  3. Living in Covid land, I’ve spent way too much time in the frozen mood section.
    This is a a wonderful piece, Paul.

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  4. Love the strong start…the day was perfect and i found its – fault.

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  5. I think in this year of 2020 we all find ourselves stuck in a somber mood from which there appears no escape any time soon. It’s compounded by the memories of the shattering of America’s innocence 19 years ago today on September 11, 2001. Thank you for this poem.

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    • I am honoured to know that you have found resonance in such circumstances. Where did that 19 years go? I wonder that there has been so much tragedy since 2011 it is compounded grief as well? I do hope healing will come for you, for the nation, but sooner rather than later.


  6. Wonderful rendering, Paul.

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  7. You are a true scholar of human nature. This is such an insightful poem.

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  8. This completely captures the pessimist in me!

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  9. Paul, elegantly stated. We need to recapture that child-like sense of wonder!
    Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheryl

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  10. ‘I beat upon its languid warmth’ was a cracking line, Paul!


  11. Amy

    Beautifully expressed. I agree with Liz G, well said. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. nailed it. I’ve shared it.

    Thanks again for being generous with your words. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Charis Counselling

    This one speaks of me


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  14. Lady Robinson

    Very Nice Piece๐Ÿค“I found its fault was very compelling๐Ÿค—


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