Can We? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: The remains of a railway worker’s house at Yellowdine.

“Sometimes the things you remember are more real than the things you see.” Arthur Golden

Can We?

I thought I remembered this place,
but my feelings were clouded and I
couldn't  recover what it was that 
I had expected of this moment, 
all vested in cherished memories now 
unrealised in the faces of strangers,
and changes everywhere interfering 
in my attempts to find connections,
and I asked myself once again,
can we ever go back?

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Filed under awareness, Country, Free Verse, history, life, poem, quote

18 responses to “Can We? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I’m not sure we can. Nothing seems or feels to be the same in this hazy world of recollection

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  2. That’s what we need to always keep in Mind!

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  3. Beautifully expressed.

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  4. Sometimes it’s better not to try. Just hold onto the memories.

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  5. Try as we might, we can’t go back–unless we write about it.

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  6. Something tugs but really, we can’t recapture the moment.

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