Invitation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“The patterns we perceive are determined by the stories we want to believe.” John Verndon


As we consume time for
yet another trip around the sun
the question remains,
revolve or evolve?
Revolve begs that we attend to 
our underlying repetitions,
the patterns we pretend don't exist,
that we keep hidden in the shadows
so that we can't see them,
though the whole world sees them
and smiles that we pretend.
Evolve invites an unknown,
the departure lounge for
places of no visa,
transcending pathologies,
landing in true self.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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17 responses to “Invitation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is a dilemma that everyone must face.

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  2. I think the path to evolve is the better one. Thanks for another great thougts, Paul! Have a Happy New Year arriving! xx Michael

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  3. And then there’s spinning, which is even worse than revolving.

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  4. Some of the problem I think is, we do recognize the problem but just
    hope others will solve it

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  5. Something to think about. I think most of us are so busy revolving that we don’t look up and ponder what it might be like to evolve. Happy New Year, Paul!


  6. lync56

    A great challenge in this poem


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