Change That Diet – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

Change That Diet

Yelling red hoarse at the news,
wrenching gut papers shredded,
blog rolling, twitter clicking,
opinions strewn and spewed,
ambulance delays, police inaction,
political corruptions a constant,
wars, safety, guns, policies,
hanging expectations on solutions
while lakes and rivers dry before
our eyes.

Crime waves roll over cities as
heat waves arise uncommonly,
race, place, identity, all ignored,
only money, that old time religion
killing everything in its wake,
step back, just a little, change 
that diet, leave the negative 
behind, harness the good and
build a future quietly, softly,
a little at a time.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️

Note: there's nothing wrong with being informed and keeping up with the news, but if it is brining you down and it is all you do, you need to get out more.


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16 responses to “Change That Diet – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Lovely. I do look at a little “news” each day but then leave it off, off, off. I usually use the BBC and other sites: not the US. I like your poem.

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  2. Baby steps are all we need to change the diet. Nice reminder.

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  3. Wonderful mild turning in the path of this poem, brilliant choice of titles 👌

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  4. It’s so easy to get sucked into all of that negativity coming from our screens. Best to treat it like cod liver oil in the old days: supposedly good for you, but very bad things would happen if you took too much.

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  5. lync56

    Great message in this poem


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