One Of Those Days – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats.” Mahatma Gandhi

One Of Those Days

It's a soviet sort of day,
an orwellian double-thinking,
a self denunciation in the court
of me, myself and I, awaiting
self-admonishment, a cross 
examination of all I've left 
undone, as if to say I could 
have done it all, an unlikely
truce of words belying the 
sentiments of conscience, 
to which I adjure, I cannot
save the world singlehandedly.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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14 responses to “One Of Those Days – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Last day of 2021 – what a perceptive reflection, no doubt capturing the mood of many!

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  2. Charis Counselling

    A darker poem a diversion – but equally well crafted


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  3. Your poem is intriguingly reflective Paul, and for me your words are resonating in my soul ..😊🌏

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  4. Reflection of the last day.. nicely Penned!


  5. Perfect summary and important to think about for us all. Together we can do everything, and take on most challenges, but alone one feels pretty helpless when thinking about what lays ahead. Thank you for very well put words.


  6. I know those sins of omission very well. I finally came to the realization in 2021 that I can’t save higher education single-handedly, so I cut my losses and left. It was a bitter pill to swallow but necessary.

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  7. Profoundly wise advice going into 2022, Paul! ❤ It is sometimes hard to remember that we cannot singlehandedly save the universe. We should live healthy, joyous lives, and also do what we can for others, but not more. We do not need to carry a load of guilt if we have done our part.

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