Never Noticing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“It is the one who can think of no alternative to their enslavement who is truly a slave.” Wendell Berry (adapted)

Never Noticing

So many have surrendered and demand to be managed,
chained to the dulling process of quiet self-degradation,
shovelling their own graves in their algorithms of complicity,
never noticing the simple freedom of gulls and wrens.

Chained to the dulling process of quiet self-degradation,
a self-imposed exile alienating the beating heart of life,
never noticing the simple freedom of the gulls and wrens,
the conversations of trees and shoreline waves lapping.

A self-imposed exile alienating the beating heart of life,
forgetting the joys of wholeness and the stirring of passion,
the conversations of trees and shoreline waves lapping,
the triumph of gnosis over the beauty of creativity.

Forgetting the joys of wholeness and the stirring of passion,
shovelling their own graves in their algorithms of complicity,
the triumph of gnosis over the beauty of creativity,
so many have surrendered and demand to be managed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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20 responses to “Never Noticing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. If so and anywhere, great Mystery!
    Destiny to care!

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  2. Sadly some complicate the matter due to lack of help.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. The first step of getting out, would be realising this. But our life is scheduled too much. I have never seen a bird with a calendar or a clock.;-) Michael

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  4. And the worst of it is, we don’t even know that it’s happening.

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  5. Paul, Really loved your “Never Noticing”!! Seems some of your words reached out to me. I so appreciated the seeds of inspiration this left me with.
    In fact, one of them has bloomed and blossomed into a poem/writing that I shall be forever indebted to you for inspiring it!! It’s called – “Who Knew”. If you might have an interest in reading it let me know – chucklindholm@hotmail.com
    Thanks again, My Friend for your inspiration
    Chuck

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