An Ordered Dysfunction – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Leave the world alone and change your conceptions of yourself.” Neville Goddard


An Ordered Dysfunction

There is a fantasy writ large that we can stop the world,
that we hold a remedy against the delorous mechanical life,
an ordered dysfunction of the denial of natural ways,
a series of boxes beckoning imprisonment in darkness.

That we hold a remedy against the delorous mechanical life
beggars belief that so simple a notion holds true,
a series of boxes beckoning imprisonment in darkness
masquerading as enlightenment and liberation.

Beggars belief that so simple a notion holds true,
offering no evidence to the contrary we avert our eyes,
masquerading as enlightenment and liberation,
struggling to find the means of stemming the tide.

Offering no evidence to the contrary we avert our eyes,
an ordered dysfunction of the denial of natural ways,
struggling to find the means of stemming the tide,
there is a fantasy writ large that we can stop the world.

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22 Comments

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22 responses to “An Ordered Dysfunction – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Paul, meaningful and thought-provoking. ❤ While we do our best to live peaceful, happy, healthy, productive lives, outside influences are never far away.

    Hope all is well with you! 🙂

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  2. Paul, meaningful and thought-provoking. ❤ While we do our best to live peaceful, happy, healthy, productive lives, outside influences are never far away.

    I hope all is well with you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. We are to monitor our thoughts!
    And fantasy is to be evaluated against normal reality!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. It is a fantasy that we can stop the world. It was here before us and will be here for a long time after we are gone. Thought-provoking post, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. It is hubris on our part to think we can stop the world. And yet we still believe, despite all evidence to the contrary.

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  6. love this! Very awesome poetry!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Very thought provoking, Paul! I hope you had a nice weekend, and will have a famous week! In my meaning its a illusion making something better without all the modernity humans had brought into this world. Its for sure sometimes a very wrong usage of the inventions. Michael

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  8. lync56

    I love this pantoum – you are so good at these

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    Liked by 1 person

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