Swimming – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Peter Drucker


It's hard swimming against the
title fight of culture, so many 
stop signs and no go zones,
just the coup de gras, a tragic
K O to box cutters, where
thoughts are herded and 
trapped, taped and wrapped,
no light to entertain a view,
other than a room with no 
room, just praying for some
silverfish to tunnel us out of
this closed space that constricts
my independent thought of
throwing everything to the
wind and just letting go
to the centre of pure joy,
where I can swim with 
such ease as to not care
about who cares about
the things that just don't
matter anymore.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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40 responses to “Swimming – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Really like this, it’s what we all need to do, but it’s too difficult. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Wonderful poem. Here’s to the free thinkers and beautiful swimmers among us. Merry Christmas.

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  3. “the title fight of culture” what an apt term for it, Paul. It does wear after awhile.

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  4. Well! My first thought…I’ve been repulsed by silverfish all this time, when they are the ones can lead me to freedom.

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  5. The way out of the box for me is reading what I want and writing what I want. Maybe I should just do that. Fighting the title fight against those who seek to take the “higher” out of “higher education” is just too hard.

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  6. There is a great advice in it. Love it, Paul! Merry Christmas! Enjoy the silent days! Michael

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  7. There is a great adivce in it. Thank you, Paul! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Enoy the silence of the days! Michael

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  8. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Quote by Dr. Seuss

    Have a wonderful Christmas and joyous days ahead with warm laughter. Take care.


  9. Happy New Year, Paul! ❤ I hope at the end of my life, I "won't care" about things anymore.

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  10. Charis Counselling

    This one would be great for your book and would be great recited


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  11. Really relateble I just started my own travel blog and then covid hit and I could not travel anymore from my country. No travel planning for me at all 😦

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