And One More Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and farms all the way to the sea.” Mikhail Lermontov

And One More Thing 

And one more thing,
the unravelling strands of
life frayed and stressed
the length of my spine,
about to disconnect my
inner world, destroy the
fruitfulness of my life's joy,
those compulsory lies of
overwork are the violence
of those voices of the self
who would see us dead
for the sake of one more 
thing to be resolved, 
and then another, the 
constant staccato of the
driven mind must one day
find its sea.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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36 responses to “And One More Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Poignant and intriguing writing. Amazing! Thank you for sharing Paul’s poem.❤

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  2. We are indeed our own worst enemy….always creating more self imposed stress and pressure…..I know I do.

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  3. A great poem – an eye-opener to our life – when our negative tape plays – choose to listen to something else.

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  4. Have I mentioned lately how very much respect I have for you as a fellow poet? 🤗🙏🏼

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  5. ‘costant staccato of the driven mind’. Wonderful stuff, Paul.

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  6. I enjoyed reading your poem, which can apply to many life situations. Thank goodness for the poets and artists who keep soul and authentic beauty alive in a society that is sometimes more concerned about production, to the point of overworked exhaustion.

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  7. So well observed, Paul! I think I’ll just slip into my little boat and paddle off towards the sea…

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  8. I’ve had an especially stressful day, so this really speaks to me and the way I feel tonight. Thank you for your gift of words.

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  9. Uh oh. This is the exact state I’ve been in for the past two months.

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  10. Vicky joy33

    I’m working from home and all my i nvestor are happy because they invest before the pandemic came and I’m getting a lot of income coming time to time.

    Like

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