Those Who Are Awake -a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi

Those Who Are Awake

Awareness comes to those who are awake,
to those who refuse to be imprisoned to
beliefs and the rightness of certain actions,
and to those who have befriended death.

To those who refuse to be imprisoned to,
by the expectations of popular diatribes,
to those who have befriended death
and who stare down life's insoluble foibles.

By the expectations of popular diatribes
one could live one's inner darkness,
and who stare down life's insoluble foibles,
are those who are uncertain winners.

One could live one's inner darkness,
beliefs and the rightness of certain actions
are those who are uncertain winners,
awareness comes to those who are awake.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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27 responses to “Those Who Are Awake -a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I’ve had a few wakeup calls, been lucky.

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  2. Your last stanza conclusion sums it up beautifully!
    Dwight

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  3. It seems there are so many different ways one can be asleep.

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  4. blindzanygirl

    Indeed it does

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  5. The sleeper must wake up. And in every moment of life, I try to be conscious and wake up a little bit more. My path will never be finished, but isn’t it also the path that is important rather than the goal? Good evening Paul Vincent John

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  6. The pantoum worked so well to reinforce the idea of being awake.

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  7. The last lines are definitely a great summary. Thank you for sharing, Paul!

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  8. Very Nice Mr Paul🙌🤓

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  9. Charis Counselling

    So true and in the beautiful rhythm of the pantoum too

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