You Were – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“You cannot reason with delusion.” Rachel Lindsay

You Were

You were the duchess of Derby,
at nine, or 
was it eleven,
you were Hitler's nemesis,
an art school hero who
never went to art school,
though you were creative;
once, you were young and
energetic, smiling, laughing,
later, you grew into unhappiness,
frowning, bitter, longing,
lost in the 2 p.m. soapies,
lost in depression,
lost in your stories,
those inventions of reality
that were real for you with
every version,
but lost on me. 

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, identity, life, poem, quote, relationship

10 responses to “You Were – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The quote above was appropriate today after a conversation with my sister. Unbelievably I kept my mouth shut😂😂

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  2. Ah, yes, one can’t have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

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  3. lync56

    Mmmm no guessing who


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