Just Wondering – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” Edward Abbey

Just Wondering

I couldn't help wondering if we are sleepwalking
through long days of dis-ease and discontent,
a clear reflection of our overcomplicated lives,
the carefully unspoken truth of shallow surfaces.

Through long days of dis-ease and discontent
we trudged quagmires of golden ideologies,
the carefully unspoken truth of shallow surfaces,
incapable of revealing any hidden depths.

We trudged quagmires of golden ideologies
weaving tales of laughable inconsequence,
incapable of revealing any hidden depths,
simply the cruel valour of self-deception.

Weaving tales of laughable inconsequence,
a clear reflection of our overcomplicated lives,
simply the cruel valour of self-deception,
I couldn't help wondering if we are sleepwalking.


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27 responses to “Just Wondering – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Exactly where many parts of the world find themselves right now. Not only that, anyone who doesn’t fit that mold is regarded as a negative anomaly ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Is it any wonder that our media is saturated with vampire and zombie tropes? Do you mind if I share this on tao-talk?

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  2. For me itโ€™s probably true some of the time. With very few contacts with family I often miss a day with nothing planned or scheduled. The last two years have been very strange. All the days run together and yet fly by.

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  3. Sometimes when I walk, I will see or hear something that stops me, and I realize I have been sleepwalking. It makes me sad, wondering what I may have missed.

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  5. A colleague and I had this self-same conversation late yesterday afternoon.

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  6. Wonderful poem, and I love that quote!

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