Those Moments – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Dread is a sympathetic antipathy and an antipathetic sympathy.” Soren Kierkegaard

Those Moments

There are moments forever
in my throat where my heart resides,
moments touched by conversations
eavesdropped from my past,
a knife,
felt a fist,
the phone call,
that crash,
he'll be alright
the ambulance is here,
chills run and
my spine turns to ice.

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, grief, life, poem, psychology, quote

31 responses to “Those Moments – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Moments and events come from all types. We have to be strong by mind and body!


  2. moments touched by conversations
    eavesdropped from my past,

    This is such a good line, Paul!


  3. VJ

    Well described moments of dread

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  4. eavesdropped from my past,

    Wow, Paul, that is so – REAL. I feel this.


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  5. Some moments cannot be changed I think… they will always be there in that frozen spine.

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  6. Quite a engaging poem Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. So been there.
    You know, I never pause to preview before I click through to your poems. I already know I’ll love them.

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  8. My breath caught in my throat as I read this.

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  9. Wow, those first two lines set the tone right away. The way you listed terse details was effective. Memories of traumatic events can feel like that…. sharp, vivid images.

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  10. such a beautiful poem this line is especially poignant
    ‘in my throat where my heart resides’ ❤

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  11. Grace Daniel


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  12. lync56

    Wow great poem worded so powerfully


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