Did We Forget Ourselves Again? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Stylidium – Trigger Plant – at Beelu National Park.

“The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else.” Barry Commoner

Did We Forget Ourselves Again?

Did we forget ourselves for the umpteenth time today,
dislocating our circularity of existence in favour of a myth,
that we are refugees from our own interconnectivity,
an ignorance of our interdependence with all that breathes.

Dislocating our circularity of existence in favour of a myth,
the long held shadow of self-deception celebrating plenty,
an ignorance of our interdependence with all that breathes,
ironically diminishing the circle of life that sustains all things.

The long held shadow of self-deception celebrating plenty,
the smoke and mirror of self-congratulatory independence,
ironically diminishing the circle of life that sustains all things,
in favour of a fleeting feeling of euphoria vested in ego.

The smoke and mirror of self-congratulatory independence,
that we are refugees from our own interconnectivity,
in favour of a fleeting feeling of euphoria vested in ego,
did we forget ourselves for the umpteenth time today?

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “Did We Forget Ourselves Again? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. You have written words that need to be heard loud and clear. Our world is paying a high price for our ignorant independence. Will we learn our lessons before it is too late?

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  2. We ignore our circularity of existence at our peril.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. “our interdependence with all that breathes” is vital information which keep us grounded. I hope many realize this. Wonderful poem Paul.

    Like

  4. Charis Counselling

    You are so good at these pantoums – this one is amazing

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    Liked by 1 person

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