I Never Want to Let Go – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“How we need a another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm.” Sylvia Plath

I Never Want to Let Go

in my teens,
an accidental encounter,
a broken power cable touching 
the metal I was holding,
filling me,
so warm and tingling,
I didn't want to let go,
Now when I hold you
it is so electric,
I never want to let go.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon 
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38 responses to “I Never Want to Let Go – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. VJ

    Love that’s electric. How to chuckle at the comparison.

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  2. Amy

    Beautifully expressed, Paul!

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  3. I once, in my childhood, through a wet paper towel at the wall, and it landed on an electric socket. I tried to pull it off, and for a minute, I couldn’t pull my hand away at all!


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  4. Your poem reminded me of a short story I wrote about a man trying to get his kid out of a car with a live power line on it.
    I like the connection in the poem, though when I was a singer, and got shocked by a microphone, I definitely didn’t like that tingle on my lips and was quick to let go.

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    • Yes, it is an amazing feeling, only seconds to let go though! Horrible thought – being trapped in a car like that. Ah, the microphone – more dangerous than most would imagine. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Nice❤️


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  6. A paradox isn’t it. We are compelled to hold on even though it may kill us 😦

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  7. What a great metaphor. Love also can be harmful, like electricity itself. 😉 xx Michael

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  8. This happened to me in childhood also. I don’t think that’s what it feels like for most people.

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  9. That zap it’s like a tickle inside. Yes, I can see how love is like that as well.

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  11. Electric connections, hard to let go.


  12. lync56

    So beautiful


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