I Didn’t Get The Memo – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: found at insight180.com – ‘Shifting Perspectives to Create New Possibilities.’

“We must reinvent a future free of blinders so that we can choose from real options.” David Suzuki

I Didn't Get The Memo

Is the future cancelled because I didn't get the memo,
although, as I look closely at events and phenomena,
I could be persuaded that it certainly looks that way,
with moribund doldrums and rapacious anachronism.

Although, as I look closely at events and phenomena,
I see the disparate looks and flourishing apathy,
with moribund doldrums and rapacious anachronism,
diluting the advance of any real social evolution.

I see the disparate looks and flourishing apathy,
the trap so easily set to hold humanity back,
diluting the advance of any real social evolution,
time to slip that mooring and live a new version.

The trap so easily set to hold humanity back,
I could be persuaded that it certainly looks that way,
time to slip that mooring and live a new version,
is the future cancelled because I didn't get that memo.


Copyright 2022 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ๏ธ 

24 Comments

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24 responses to “I Didn’t Get The Memo – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Keep looking forward and always think positively, there is hope.

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  2. Paul, it seems through the aeons of known/recorded history there have been periodic resets of the planet. Sort of like the world is a glorious 3D etch-a-sketch made out of one thread, but it needs a good shake. Short of a miracle of stupendous proportions that midnight shake is approaching…

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  3. That about sums it up! Great words

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  4. “moribund doldrums and rapacious anachronism,” hahaha! ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  6. I saw the memo and flagged it as spam.

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  8. A brilliant reminder that the future is in our hands.

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  9. lync56

    Powerful and yet light hearted – an amazing pantoum

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