Memory Lane – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Sunday – Memory Lane



“My greatest inspiration is memory.”  Paul Theroux

Memory Lane

The sadness comes sometimes,
not in the yesterdays,
but in the maybes,
tomorrows could bes,
wondering as to wandering
which way,
such choices we make
as to the open gate,
but what about the other way,
better versions of me?
And yet here I am
with a treasury
as wide as the sea,
the deeper songs of memory
calling forth a rich joy
of inspiration in these
my latter days.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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

39 responses to “Memory Lane – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the rhythmic flow of this poem. Soothing, like a lullaby for reflection.

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  2. I really like this one. It resonates!

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  3. Nice. Your thoughts wander as you wonder. Does that make them wanderful?

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  4. I was glad to see the turn to rich joy at the end.

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  5. A time for reflection. I felt uplifted by your words Paul 🙂💕

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  6. Endearing journey of reflection! 😊 💖

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  7. Our thoughts are often bittersweet as we think of the maybes and could have beens. Thanks for contributing to today’s prompt.

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  8. This is an excellent poem, I am going to reblog this one for you.

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  9. Charis Counselling

    Such a beautiful poem holding a sadness but a contentment also


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  10. Love it, Paul! Thank you, Michael

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  11. What a lovely poem, Paul So much to look back on and ponder and, looking forward, the choices are no longer infinite.

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