The Ordinary Real – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.” Iris Murdoch

The Ordinary Real 

While grey is indifferently good,
pedestrian is plain brown ordinary
plodding through the periphery of my 
corpus, looking to be just a little red,
that hip colour of the lower order
of excitement that fools fall over by
instalments of promises that always
renege, until that vulnerable moment
of recognition that life is in the 
ordinary real.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

19 responses to “The Ordinary Real – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A bit disappointing at times, but there. I like the colors though, keeps me motivated. Grey is boring.

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  2. Paul, I’m always intrigued by colors and their meanings. I like how you have used color in this poem. ❤ Have a great day! Cheryl

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  3. Oh this is clever, Paul!

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  4. I like the unexpected use of color as metaphor in this one. I actually like gray because it has so many shades and gradations.

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  5. lync56

    Mmmm very true


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