Just Stop – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Blaise Pascal

Just Stop

I watched him for a while,
he didn't seem agitated,
but he fidgeted, moved,
seemed unsettled the 
whole time he sat,
though sat is moot,
he couldn't take his
eyes or his ears away 
from his phone,
his fingers constantly
caressed his chin,
his legs tangoed on
their own under the table,
I speculated, of course,
it was his way of coping
in public, who knows, 
but it's plausible,
even so, some people
just cannot sit and 
savour their coffee,
which was always an
excuse to stop and 
smell the beans.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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13 responses to “Just Stop – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. When I stopped smoking, I didn’t know what to do with my hands. Today if you take a cell phone away from somebody, they do not know what to do with their life.

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  2. I certainly did use to be one of these. There’s something to be said for growing old, after all! ☕


  3. I’ve been forced to sit quietly for periods of time and I don’t like it😂

    Sent from my iPhone



  4. I can understand how easy it is to get overly attached to your phone. I almost always have my phone with me, but only because I feel safe with it. Does that make sense?


  5. I learned how to quietly wait when I was a new Navy wife in the pre-Internet day. To do otherwise would be to drive yourself crazy.

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  6. Excellent observation, Paul.


  7. Reading Penses changed my faith life.

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