As If – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Most people rust out due to lack of challenge.” Denis Waitley

As If

Like Plato's bus, that rusted jalopy creaking along
the gray skies of future's neccessary critique
as the conspirators become disheartened by
the corrosion of reason, as if reason were itself.

The gray skies of future's necessary critique,
risking rebellion s reaction to the current crisis,
the corrosion of reason as if reason itself 
remotely capable of saving the past from the future.

Risking rebellion as reaction to the current crisis,
all those assumptions that paralyse our trust ,
remotely capable of saving the past from the future,
the inability to let go of our concrete delusions.

All those assumptions that paralyse our trust.
as the conspirators became  disheartened by
the inability to to let go of our concrete delusions,
like Plato's bus, that rusted jalopy creaking along.

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11 Comments

Filed under awareness, Free Verse, future, justice, life, Pantoum, philosophy, poem, quote

11 responses to “As If – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I’m familiar with Plato’s cave, but I had to look up Plato’s bus!

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  2. I also have to look up PlatoÄs philosophy. Thanks for the push, Paul! xx Michael

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