Don’t Tell Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.” Daniel J. Boorstin

Don’t Tell Me

Don’t tell me,

invite me,

let it be an experience,

a discovery,

rather than

some credal conclusion

all laid out hollow,

I don’t want to know,

I want to feel, to be free

to taste and receive;

let nothing be ordained,


banish hindsight,

let us keep this moment

without comment.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, identity, life, poem, quote

15 responses to “Don’t Tell Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The longer I live, the less I know.🙏🏼

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Nice, there are so many moments when words are not needed.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This one gets a resounding YES!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Inhale Prayer and Exhale Praise . just witness timeless in time.

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  5. You wrote a poem expressing my philosophy of education. 🙂

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  6. I love this! The more I don’t know, the more I will experience 🙂

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  7. lync56

    Interesting – I have to think about this one more


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