Mutability Canto

Updated on April 3, 2020
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I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

Mutability Canto

…(And) then decided

to write a mutability canto

…(And) then turned

a blind eye toward repetitive chaos

…(And) then hurled

myself into a few crazy notions

…(And) then weighed

deep meaning settled upon my brow

…(And) then stern

though having difficulties there

…(And) then awkward

towards the consequence and punishment

...(And) then knew

what deep doubt does to your spirit

…(And) then listened

to an old soundtrack from my gut

…(And) then attention

moved from the ether to my physical self

…(And) then realized

that the temple fell into ruins

…(And) then desired

to do absolutely nothing

…(And) then intruded

upon my son watching Parkour Videos on YouTube

…(And) then sat

and watched him quickly solve and resolve his Rubiks Cube

…(And) then reflective

and redemptive I took steps

…(And) then vulnerability

made me shake for a moment

….(And) then placed

myself in front of myself one over the other

...(And) then closed

my eyes to absorb silence from this peace

….(And) then made

colorful acrylic paintings on canvas

…(And) then held

shows, “Zero” for instance, in small galleries

…(And) then poked

my head in between trips to different bars

…(And) then socialized

consumed, laughed and sold

…(And) then Grew up

and grew up some more till old

…(And) then called

in sick for a day, just one day

…(And) then walked

around suburbia with my coffee

…(And) then woke

from a great solemn sleep

…(And) then Knowledge

beyond my prayers rested

…(And) then shared

with everyone I knew

…(And) then showed

over the length of a poem

…(And) then answered

with “Kindness” and “Love”

…(And) then chanted

again “Kindness” and “Love"

…(And) then went

about my daily business all aglow

© 2020 Jamie Lee Hamann


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Verlie.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      5 months ago from Canada

      Wow again. Keeping track of every moment here, fascinating unraveling. The ending is beautiful.

    • jhamann profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Ann and Karen. This poem is a little on the modern side but I am glad that you enjoyed it all the same. Jamie

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      Ann Carr 

      5 months ago from SW England

      One thing leads to another... with no particular link other than life. I like the way it leads to a positive 'all aglow'! You're doing well for poetry month - keep it up, Jamie!


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      Karen A Szklany 

      5 months ago from New England

      Wonderful poem, Jamie! I love how you are so open and allow your muse(s) flow through you. Such a delight. This poem is so encouraging and uplifting.


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