It Begins With Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.” Gilles Deleuze

It Begins With Me

In the search for nothing,
which has become a search
for everything at great cost,
where people are left behind,
where nothing and no one
matters very much, and 
some are even erased,
non-existent by dint of race,
gender, or creed, then there
is a beginning, a leaving,
when some have seen the signs,
declaring, no more, it's time
to leave, to stop, to change
the awful things, the broken ones,
the hurt and the pain, to take our
leave of hatred, jealousy and greed,
it begins, and
it begins with me.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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30 responses to “It Begins With Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Its a wonderful guideline for life. Thanks, Paul! Have a great week! xx Michael

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  2. Excellent

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. Well done Paul! And… Yes it does!

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  4. Beginning with ourselves is a hard thing to face sometimes. We’d rather blame the other guy.

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  5. *applause*, *applause*, *applause*

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  7. Bravo! Great message delivered in a lovely poem, Paul. ❤

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  8. lync56

    A great challenge and so well scribed


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