Even Now – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“History is always changing behind us, and the past changes a little every time we retell it.” Hilary Mantel

Even Now

I really don't want to inhabit the past,
to be its victim of obsessions that 
exhaust and imprison,
all those tangled feelings looking
for expiation from the complex 
web of experiences that clutch so tightly,
and even now, with faint trace,
haunting me with what ifs and maybes.

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17 responses to “Even Now – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The past can be tenacious. Sometimes it just won’t go away.

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  2. That haunting never leaves us! We are all prisoners of past, isn’t it! So well said, Paul.


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  4. I know whereof you speak. The past can be a trap.

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  5. Your intriguing poem reminded me of these lines in Leonard Cohen’s song/poem ‘The Goal” … Now is the essence …
    “I move with the leaves
    I shine with the chrome
    I’m almost alive
    I’m almost at home

    No one to follow
    And nothing to teach
    Except that the goal
    Falls short of the reach”

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  6. Great post, Paul!! Really loved the message in the last two lines!!!
    Great song by this title too.

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  7. lync56

    Yes so true – great poem


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