Where Is This Eager Moment? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Being out on the edge, with everything at risk, is where you learn to grow the most.” Jim Whittaker

Where Is This Eager Moment?

Talk to me about the fringe,
where is this eager moment,
this line, what is this mythical 
beast that curls at the edge of 
my consciousness like a griffin
with an either or approach to
questions of risk in a sure
world of safe lies, where the 
scale of illusion is an expensive 
stumble of false hope right in 
the middle of waiting for rebellion.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, passion, philosophy, poem, quote

14 responses to “Where Is This Eager Moment? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Your poetry seems to flow and come so easily. Do you write everyday or just when the words come to you? I’m intrigued!

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  2. Very dystopian. That black-and-white thinking is just deadly.

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  3. Paul, a very thought-provoking poem. ❤ Life is filled with uncertainties. and risks. Situations are often fraught with ambiguities. Decision-making is difficult at best. I thought I understood your meaning until the last line. "in the middle of waiting for rebellion" has me stumped! 🙂

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    • Ah, waiting for rebellion is what is going on for many who want to see a new order, but many stumble into a safe fantasy rather than being willing to do the work of change. Thank very much Cheryl.


  4. That is a great Reality!
    But why should we worry!?!
    Have a perfect life ‘ policy ‘ and stick to the same every moment!


  5. lync56

    Great poem – a challenge


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