Think About It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Image: found at the liberaldictionary.com

“We like to be deceived.” Blaise Paschal

Think About It

Stop and think about this moment,
it was a moment until we spoke it,
and then it became something else,
something the mind distorts by way
of acceptance of a perception as real,
the beginning of a pathway to a
meaning that is tenuously held along
narrow horizons awaiting a truth which 
will comfort us towards a blithe lie,
entangled in an iteration of deception
that seeks to seduce us with its
quasi-mythical values which
disempower, just as they seem to 
empower us, O what fools we are
to consume the myopia of dystopic 
shadows.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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20 responses to “Think About It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Not necessarily all the time!

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  2. These lines in particular resonated with me:

    it was a moment until we spoke it,
    and then it became something else.

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  3. There is much to think about here, more than meets the eye with a first reading. Deep thoughts in shallow waters, perhaps?

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  4. “an iteration of deception”

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  5. Thought provoking poem Paul and I like the quote too.

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  6. Agreed! Also a wonderful image. 😉 As we say here: Even the devil can use incense, in the heat of Hell. 😉 A papal diplomat once wrote to me bluntly, that even the devil can wear the garb of a clergyman. Michael

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