To Unfold – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“Change and growth is so painful. But it’s so necessary for us to evolve.” Sarah McLachlan

To Unfold

People talk about revolution all the time
as if they mean change,
but revolution only means to be constantly
turning, constantly folding back to a past,
some golden age, good times, all those
flawed memories of an edenic paradise
as paradigm. 

Revolving is about going 
round and round and round. 
Some think that that is the change,
but it is ever the same,
whereas to evolve is to unfold,
a mighty leap forward from past
beginnings, moving into  a
relative unknown,
towards transformation.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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19 responses to “To Unfold – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I’ve never thought about revolution in quite this way before.

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  2. VJ

    I like the idea of unfolding.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Well done and thought-provoking. Thank you, Paul.


  4. I, like V.J., love the concept of evolving as unfolding.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. What a great explaination. I also never had thought about revolution this way. Now i am perplexed! 😉 xx Michael

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  6. Perhaps revolving is the phase to capture all the pieces before the big picture can unfold.

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  7. lync56

    Well said – so true and this poem says it so well



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