Time Doesn’t Matter – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.”  Victor Hugo

 

Time Doesn’t Matter

Have you noticed how time doesn’t matter,
which is a truism in itself,
but not if you were hoping for
something better,
that a friendship might have meant more
by its investment of love and time
than a childish rebuttal,
a gainsay,
that bellwether of pettiness
given safe harbour in a corner
of the heart that
one day, it might sail forth
in a leaking untruth
and founder against integrity,
no, time doesn’t matter
when decades are dashed
and all that went before
sinks as if nothing had
ever existed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

29 Comments

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29 responses to “Time Doesn’t Matter – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Like looking through the wrong end of a telescope…receding into nothing. Lovely words, Paul.

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  2. Your feelings about someone or something can feel like forever but in the snap of a finger time can change that whether you like it or not. Life will move on regardless of your feelings. Very good post sir!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Such strong feelings.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. It’s a slap in the face to realize that something in which we invested so much time can be suddenly non-important. Well written.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Charlene

    A long relationship means nothing if you are unhappy the whole time. Time doesn’t matter, so beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Living with regret is worst of all. This strikes at the heart:

    that bellwether of pettiness
    given safe harbour in a corner
    of the heart that
    one day, it might sail forth
    in a leaking untruth
    and founder against integrity

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Amy

    “as if nothing had ever existed.”, so sad. Well written, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. lync56

    Yes very true

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