Awaiting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – I’m Bored

Photo: Dieter-G,

“Boredom is rage spread thin.” Paul Tillich


When the monitor screen runs flat and 
everything is flavoured chalk, I bore 
holes in the universe to see what 
leaks down the strands of my mind,
resisting the blind rut of ordinary days,
those vanilla plays fritted to dust and,
when the portal opens the river flows,
like milk and honey as caramel as 
smiling stars and the gaze of a
tangerine sun, the air electric with 
held breath awaiting the creative new.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under creativity, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, passion, poem, psychology, quote

23 responses to “Awaiting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love the quote and your description of boredom and not boredom.

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  2. Breathtaking imagery and photo! Very meaningful poem! Love it ❤ Have a great day, Paul!

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  3. Amazing and beautiful poetry. Really well penned. Love the imagery of natural sight juxtaposed with “vision”. 🙏

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  4. What a delicious poem. Guessing boredom is seldom a problem.

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  5. enjoyed the image of a door opening… a breeze blowing through an open window… yeah, something like that…

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  6. Super selection of words!
    Fantastic imagination!
    Full of natural stimuli!

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  7. These are wonderful metaphors you use to paraphrase it. Michael

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  8. My middle school English teacher said, “Only boring people get bored.” I have never forgotten thought and I am never bored. Your poem is equally memorable and more creative.

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