Once Upon A Time – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be …” Shannon L Alder

Once Upon A time

Once we lived until we died,
spanning our decades in inevitable delay,
now, more capitulated to the speed 
of minutes in anxious accountings of
manufactured joy, life plastered over 
without marzipan, with thin accretions of
dull, meaningless regulation of the mind,
surrendering to the puppet master who
voices life for us to a carefully useless
script, two shows a night and a matinee,
all for the price of your conscience.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, identity, injustice, justice

24 responses to “Once Upon A Time – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I say, Never Surrender!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Isn’t it in possession, to decide visit or not to visit a disturbing movie, may it be matinee or night?
    I can use meaningful regulations of my Mind! You must be your own boss!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Amy

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Paul.


  4. No puppet master for me! I have cut the strings.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. I am just in training against some puppets. 😉 xx Michael

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. Charis Counselling

    Yes in deed – well said



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