The Question – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Curious things, habits.” Agatha Christie

The Question

Does it bring life,
this thing that you do,
the habit of a lifetime,
week in, week out, 
which has quietly 
formed so much of
who you are and your
understanding of the 
world and the meaning
of your being, without
even thinking about its
sum and parts, does it
bring life?

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40 responses to “The Question – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the cloud in that photo.

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  2. I don’t think the question as it’s phrased has ever occurred to me. I’ll have to think about it.

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  3. Beautiful question and yes is the answer-;)โค๏ธ

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  4. A mind boggling question .. ??

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  5. What brought life to me today was watching my fifteen year old granddaughter excel in basketball – she is the point guard.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅณ

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  6. Old habits have quite a hold on us, but I think it’s healthy to be open to changing them if they are counterproductive. I still reevaluate and adapt! Sometimes it’s a matter of survival. A thought-provoking poem, Paul. โค ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come and Read this from Paul!!!

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  8. This question is applicable to each and every human being!
    …..this thing that you do ‘ no matter what it is!
    What is needed : identifying the source of real satisfaction!
    Thanks for awakening!

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  9. Definitely! And it starts with coffee. Donna

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  10. Amy

    That is a deep question, Paul.

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  11. That is a big question, the biggest. I love it.

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  12. Now that is a question, Paul.

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  14. Thought provoking one this one. The habit of a lifetime…I immediately thought of the way the world has become so TV and screen scrolling driven.

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  15. Charis Counselling

    Great question in need of pondering


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