Is Life Always Having To Reduce To Mere Frippery? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

One for two:

#2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Day 25 25.11.22

Prompt: Write a serious poem

Also submitted to dVerse Poets – OLN hosted by Grace – the night we choose a poem to submit.

Is Life Always Having To Reduce To Mere Frippery?

Is life always having to reduce to mere frippery,
those ice cream feel good moments invoked
to ward off anything approaching a taxing frown,
or wrestling an unresolved disquieted question?

Those ice cream feel good moments invoked
as stave for anything that would reduce laughter,
or wrestling an unresolved disquieted question
that awakens in the recesses of my mind.

As stave for anything that would reduce laughter,
whatever comes to hand will do for combat
that awakens in the recesses of my mind,
rather than face the seriousness that perches there.

Whatever comes to hand will do for combat
to ward off anything approaching a taxing frown,
rather than face the seriousness that perches there,
is life always having to reduce to mere frippery?



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9 responses to “Is Life Always Having To Reduce To Mere Frippery? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Happy head in the sand seems to be the status quo much of the time…

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  2. Ice cream helps! But life is a serious matter and it doesn’t make everything better … you created a wonderful pantoum today.

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  3. I like the use of the word “frippery” in this pantoum. It’s not a word that’s used very often.

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  4. I admire the pantoum poem – specially the verse:
    is life always having to reduce to mere frippery?

    And ice cream gives me happy moments.

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  5. Great pantoum… I wonder if that frippery is just something we use as a mask.

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    • I think you’re right, it is very obvious in social circles but now also on social media, so that the distraction is both the medium and the message. We humans are complex.

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