If We Don’t, Then We Can’t – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” Lao Tzu

If We Don't, Then We Can't

We don't imagine, 
we cannot move towards,
we cannot create something new
until we can let go of the current 
way of doing things,
we are so rooted in what is
that we cannot see other possibilities,
whether it be fossil fuels,
the way we are governed,
so called moralities (o please!)
that we hold to as childhood memories,
and not least the baggage cart 
of our formative years.
Something new begins in the moment
we let go of the rope which holds us in place.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon 
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11 Comments

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

11 responses to “If We Don’t, Then We Can’t – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wonderful timely for this first day of 2023! Happy New Year, Paul! Now it’s fact, we can’t go back to 2022! 😉 xx Michael

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  2. “Something new begins in the moment
    we let go of the rope which holds us in place.”

    Happy New Year Paul!

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  3. Oh would I love to let go of that rope, just to see what happens.

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  4. It’s very liberating to let go of that rope!

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  5. lync56

    Very true and written so well

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