The Shattered Dream – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“Withhold admiration from a narcissist and be disliked. Give it and be treated with indifference.” Mason Cooley

The Shattered Dream

When it all just sits unmoving, 
like a clog of hair in a drain,
and no amount of hoping will 
move it or restore the flow,
knowing that when something 
is broken beyond repair,
it cannot be put back together as 
you once dreamed it would,
in that child's wistful eye,
the mountain of dysfunction 
that will never be surmounted,
leaving us all waiting for the
moment that will never come.

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, dreams, Free Verse, poem, psychology, quote, relationship

14 responses to “The Shattered Dream – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Sad words from you today.

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  2. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men …

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  3. Human beings are supposed and expected to remove the clog and make things fluent! Hopes should never be surrendered! Results are there but can’t stop the 🌞 rising!

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  4. This makes me think of my husband’s parents and their brokenness.

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  5. lync56

    Great poem from a deep reflective space of pain or despair


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