The Sea Of Stuff – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The nightmare of materialism, which has turned the life of the universe into an evil, useless game, is not yet past; it holds the awakening soul still in its grip.” Wassily Kandinsky

The Sea Of Stuff

To have is to drown in a sea of grasp,
like a pearl diver, weighting for the
deeper dive into mortality, driven by
addiction to the elusive hope that the
future past is more real than being
in the brevity of this present moment,
looking for meaning in the shifting 
shadows of the masquerade for which
we create the most elaborate fictions
for ourselves in metrics of the inanimate,
while our centre holds to true happiness.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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28 responses to “The Sea Of Stuff – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It is so easy to become overwhelmed by material possessions! A very beautifully written and wise poem, Paul.

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  2. Breathing easier and lighter by your words Paul as I sit outside and that in natures blessing of internal pleasures and gifts. Have a wonderful day as you begin your evening. 🙏🙏🙏❤️Cindy

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  3. This goes quite well with my “Luxurious Nothingness,” doesn’t it. Now, after long years, I realize how much stuff can cause bondage. None of my stuff is expensive, but it is sentimental. I don’t like to part with it.

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  4. deep stuff, oh literate one!

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  5. Amy

    “while our centre holds to true happiness…” Wise words, Paul.

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  6. Great comments above. Cant say it better, Paul!

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  7. Charis Counselling

    Wow great poem and so very true


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