One Doesn’t Have To Rail Against Gravity – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“True happiness is …. to enjoy the present without anxious dependence on the futures.” Senecca

One Doesn't Have To Rail Against Gravity

On second thought,
I wonder that we have
doubted our way to fear,
imprisoning ourselves in 
our anxieties unable to notice 
small joys and simple ways of being.

Why do we fight with the nature of things,
are we frightened of feeling seen to be
motionless, flamed out, lost, and without ,
far too gently going into that  long night?

One doesn't have to rail against gravity all day
to find purpose or to feel good,
I now look to gentle hikes through life,
possessing all my weaknesses.                                                                                                                

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon

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22 Comments

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22 responses to “One Doesn’t Have To Rail Against Gravity – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It’s but Natural!

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  2. So true. Love this poem.

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  3. great lines Paul❣️
    “doubted our way to fear,
    imprisoning ourselves in
    our anxieties unable to notice
    small joys and simple ways of being”

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  4. Why do we fight with the nature of things,
    are we frightened of feeling seen to be
    motionless, flamed out, lost, and without ,
    far too gently going into that long night?

    Oof! I felt these words, Paul ❤

    ~David

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  5. I gave up fighting gravity a long time ago😂

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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  6. I love the last stanza in particular.

    Like

  7. lync56

    Great poem – I particularly love the truth of the last paragraph

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