What If I Didn’t? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Sleep is the best meditation.” Dalai Lama

What If I Didn't 

What If i didn't 
finish that email or hit send,
or make the bed, or get to
work on time, or even turn up?

What if I didn't eat dinner
or take a shower, or answer
the phone when it has rung
six times (same number)?

What if I didn't sweep my path
or wipe the sink, or do the 
washing, or pruned the vine,
what if I just stayed in bed?

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42 responses to “What If I Didn’t? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “What If I Didn’t?” … I did not turn my computer on this morning, …

    Liked by 3 people

  2. You’d get some rest, as humans are supposed to once in a while… 🙄

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  3. What if? Why not? Just one day now and then is a treat.

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  4. you’d not have written this poem

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  5. It depends.
    Doing the things necessary is healthy
    But you dont have to work relentlessly
    Sometimes i like sleep in the afternoon, just to clear my head

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  6. What if I didn’t? Why, I’d feel guilty, of course. 😉

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  7. Go ahead! Good plan 😁

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  8. What if I didn’t do those things? No one else would be bothered but I would be bothered. A lot of my goals are little things; they build up to being a big thing.

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  9. I can tell you from experience – it would all be waiting for you tomorrow.

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  10. These are important questions to ask ourselves to determine our level of self-care. Thank you for jogging my mind at this time of year 🙂

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  11. I wonder that same question Paul. I like the ring to it. What if we didn’t? ! 💖🙏🙏

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  12. Charis Counselling

    I can’t see you ever just staying in bed but the rest is definitely there


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