Do Not Cave In – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Her own contempt for any forms of pressure society might put upon her was so profound and instinctive that she instinctively despised anyone who paid tribute to them.” Doris Lessing

Do Not Cave In

A minute is an hour in the turmoil of 
the necessary energy required for a 
task that is just beyond the effort needed
in the moment before a deadline, set by
those with disinterested power over the
seconds of our needs, in a time when all
is unnecessarily necessary by some 
token, outmoded rule, that all is a must,
a should, a have to, by a childish notion
of fear.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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7 responses to “Do Not Cave In – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It was deep. Really nice!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lync56

    Well said – I am getting a bit like Doris I think


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