I Wonder Which Way? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse guest host Christopher is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write about choice.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Choice

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“Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.” Theodor W. Adorno

I Wonder Which Way?

If only I could decide,
decide I would though, I note, 
the cheshire cat held no particular view.

A coin, a card, a fleece might do,
but at some point the trolley bus comes
for us all and, though it doesn't matter,
one way or another the dilemma must 
be resolved or forever remain in stasis,
immobile, arrested, atrophied,
is it fear?

We can only choose one way at a time,
and go we must, 
but I wonder which way?

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18 responses to “I Wonder Which Way? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Mostly it happens..


  2. Such internal conflict, angst and dilemma captured in this poem using a somewhat dreamy tone. I enjoyed reading it.

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  3. So is refusing to make a choice, a different choice, or is it like a Shroedinger’s Choice, one ?

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  4. Rob Kistner

    Always choose to be honest, balanced and aware in the moment, being true to that choice. You won’t go astray. Paul.

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  5. Sometimes I just let stuff happen. Usually works out fine.

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  6. Your poem reminds me of how much worse indecision is than making the hard choice, one way or the other.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Enjoyed what you did here Paul! I particularly like~
    ‘A coin, a card, a fleece might do,
    but at some point the trolley bus comes’

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  8. And so we must choose, but which way. A delightful read tonight.


  9. Very well done, Paul. Some worry one and on but the real challenge comes in making the most of the choice we made.


  10. Whatever path you choose influences all future choices. Still, there comes a moment to decide. Insightful poem, Paul! ❤


  11. Make the choice to always discover and every way is the right way. 🙂

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  12. lync56

    Another beautiful poem


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