Beware The Hooks – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“A fishing pole is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool on the other.” Samuel Johnson

Beware The Hooks

My friend's father took us fishing one night,
he took time to explain that I should be very
careful with the hook because should my flesh
become hooked the hook could only go one 
way through my finger and that would be
really painful, and I believed him, but
what of other hooks that pass painfully
through us, you know the ones, yes?
Are we equally as careful with them?


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19 Comments

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19 responses to “Beware The Hooks – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. We’re so fond of requiring “commitment” in future moments which none of us can see…

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  2. Hooked is a good word for fools hooked on lies, addicts hooked on drugs, and politicians hooked on power. Do we acknowledge our own hooks?

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  3. I love how your writing gets me thinking about the big stuff. I think some hooks can take us unseen and it can be years before we find them, years more to work on removing them.

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  4. That’s a pertinent question.

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  5. Probably not as careful as I should be.

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