Despite The Tiny Voice – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.” Victor Hugo

Despite The Tiny Voice

The ancient serpent lay sunning in the
open noon warmth, sluggish and laden 
from decades of lazily gorging tripe, 
leaving the forest somewhat bare of life, 
despite the tiny voice that had pleaded for 
change, still the serpent followed its familiar 
comfort and, beginning with its tail, began 
slowly devouring itself in the belief that it
could not possibly come to an end.

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38 responses to “Despite The Tiny Voice – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. An apt analogy, Paul. Sad but true.

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  2. The ouroboros is an ancient symbol of a snake or serpent eating its own tail, variously signifying infinity and the cycle of birth and death.

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  3. Right outa the park yet again, Paul

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  4. Is this photo for real? I thought snakes swallowing their tails was a myth! Great Victor Hugo quote!

    This is a brilliant, but sadly true-to-life, analogy, Paul. Robert and I were just discussing a self-centered political figure careening toward his own destruction and taking his loyal followers along with him.

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  5. It so happens! Nature’s rule!

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  6. Very thought provoking, and so true, Paul! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy a beautiful rest of the weekend! xx Michael

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  7. Bam! Direct hit!! A punch-in-the gut of a poem.

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  8. Wow Paul, this is visceral! 💖

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