The Memories – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Do not allow me to forget you.”  Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


The Memories

These memories born
of bone and sinew
enfleshed with love and
breath of life,
how soon they become familiar,
held in a contempt,
a forgetting that
slowly grows like a cancer
around the heart,
that ground of love

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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

25 responses to “The Memories – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This was painful to read.

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  2. Happy or sad, memories are beautiful

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  3. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms and adding the link to the reference index at the Foundation for Poetic Justice

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  4. Pingback: The Memories – Timeless Wisdoms

  5. Contempt is the death knell in a relationship. I felt someone else’s pain reading this and a sense of disquiet. I do love the last line. How powerful your words!

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  6. Charis Counselling

    Very sad poem but wonderfully written once again


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  7. Sounds like sad memories. Let them be positive. Michael

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  8. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  9. We all share many similar memories. Retracing (even thru writings or other forms of expressions) bitter or sweet times, gives clarity to our growth at understanding. A touching share Paul!

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