Someone, Something, Somewhere – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“All choices are fraught with peril, but inaction is the most perilous of all.” Frewin Jones

Someone, Something, Somewhere

Sitting with our eyes closed in a dark mediation,
we're not painting slogans,
not marching or gathering,
we haven't written much at all,
no rallying call lingers on our lips,
just sitting, waiting, hoping
that someone or something,
somewhere, will cause a spark,
meanwhile we're
sitting with our eyes closed in a dark meditation.

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33 responses to “Someone, Something, Somewhere – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Are we to keep meditating Paul ..

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  2. I’m intrigued by the thought of sitting with eyes closed in a dark mediation. Mediating the problem by just thinking about it?

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  3. Ah, I hope there is some balance here. Non-action can facilitate bad actors. But not adding to the chaos has it’s own elements of contribution. Thought provoking Paul. I know I’ve wasted many days waiting for a spark, and days where I tried to ignite one and only burned myself

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  4. Now that’s a conundrum, Paul. We shouldn’t run around willy nilly, acting on random impulsed without considering our purpose or planning our course of action. But neither should we become impotent observers in life. Great thought-provoking poem Paul! ❤

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  5. Your thinking and your will is genuine ; the flash will has to spark!
    Very Nice, dear friend!

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  6. Beautiful… it makes me ponder who the ‘we’ might be in this poem, Paul…


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  7. , pondering? go numb or lean in and move forward!

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  9. I think it’s because we’re so exhausted. 😦

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  10. Charis Counselling

    Sounds like a reflection of a realty of yours – worded with such craft


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