What Happened? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” Ray Bradbury

What Happened?

Those child dreams of futures evolving,
what ever happened to them?
One moment consuming and real,
the next parcelled in folders, hidden in
crevices, packed in boxes, filed for 
posterity, should opportunity arise,
did that world fade, did age undo the
mystery of youth once offered, did
maturity  cover over the rabbit holes
of wonderment and leave us suddenly
empty, bereft of possibility?

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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32 responses to “What Happened? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Sadly, maybe we just let go and get old. People are meant to be like fine wine, better with age.

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  2. These days, my future is all bound up with writing possibilities, I’m happy to say. (As long as I can keep my wits about me.)

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  3. As we age, life seems to go by more quickly.

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  4. In my own case it’s disability that hinders my adventures.

    Sent from my iPhone


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  5. So true. It’s not too late to have a new dream today and fulfill it 😀

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  6. I read a fascinating commentary once which pointed out that as soon as our children approach the age of reason the focus changes from “what are you going to be” to “what are you going to do”. Crucial difference in mindset.

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  7. parcelled in folders, hidden in
    crevices, packed in boxes, filed for

    so true, Paul.

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  9. Very thoughtful. I cannot find better words like said in the other comments. xx Michael

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  10. It seems to me that possibilities get set aside as responsibilities rise!

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  11. The thing I have learned is we spend all of our life saying “we want to”, instead of saying “I did this”
    We get wrapped up in all the things we want to do, yet never actually do anything that we want to do.
    Write down a list and go do all the things you want to do, because life is way too short to not start today.

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  12. lync56

    These words struck a note with me


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