Shall I Tell? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“Stories are a communal currency of humanity.” Tahir Shah

Shall I Tell?

Some things are worth noting
on the canvas of human life,
however lamentable they might be,
and some are lamentable but
we no longer have the luxury of assuming,
so we must gather together the strands,
give a sense of our flavour,
surely there is no original sin,
we're not that clever,
especially given that redemption
is merely a dollar off,
don't listen to those imposters,
they just love to story
their hero songs of self,
and I wonder if the myth is alright,
will it hold,
will it emerge, unfold,
without a narrative it's only money,
as stories go,
is this mine,
shall I tell?

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under Free Verse, identity, life, mindfulness, Mythology, poem, quote

8 responses to “Shall I Tell? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A very thought-provoking poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Verrrry interesting as Arte Johnson used to say in LaughIn☺️

    Liked by 1 person

  3. “especially given that redemption
    is merely a dollar off,” Like this one – very nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lync56

    Love this poem so cleverly written



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