We Are Much Greater – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst, expect the best, and take what comes.” Hannah Arendt

We Are Much Greater

We are much greater than we could ever conceive,
more things are possible than all our small dreams,
when we refuse to take our lives for granted
and accept our blurring vision of reality.

More things are possible than all our small dreams,
we must liberate ourselves from panacea reality 
and acceptor blurring vision of reality,
a gaudy carnival enshrined in meaningless routine.

We must all liberate ourselves from panacea reality,
those institutions of our moralised fantasies,
a gaudy carnival enshrined in meaningless routine,
the obligatory lie that is its own judgment.

Those institutions of our moralised fantasies,
when we refuse to take our lives for granted,
the obligatory lie that is its own judgment,
we are much greater than we could ever conceive.

©Paul Vincent Cannon 

	

21 Comments

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21 responses to “We Are Much Greater – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Indeed….we are much greater than what we see. You have projected the truth in a fantastic way!!♡♡♡

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  2. Wonderful sentiments, Paul! 🙂 We are limited by the size of our dreams.
    All the best!

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  3. The pantoum is the perfect medium for your important message!

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  4. Bravo Bravo💃You said a mouth full cause i know that we are greater than what we conceive cause I notice it everyday. Awesome Poem🤓

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  5. We can be greater if we permit ourselves! Perfect for a pantoum, Paul, you pen them so well 🙂

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  6. Oh, Paul, this poem is wonderful. I love the content and am fascinated by the structure. Is there a name for this poetic form? I love it and want to try it.

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  7. Well done ! Stepping stones of verse forming a perfect circle !

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  8. What a wonderful message through your poem Paul.

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  9. Amy

    Well said, Paul. We so need it now…

    Liked by 1 person

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