unable to forget

unable to forget

A Poem by Cory Barrett

unable to forget, but not unforgettable 


we laid down in our beds

bound and nested our heads

wound in webs and threads

and never coming back again


“yesterday” our swallowed hum

riveting tone hammer swung

like “mom” on toddler tongue

and never coming back again


spending cash already spent

currents push and canoe went

liveries of our dreams for rent

and never coming back again


we go with Elliot and drown

polaroid grin or wrinkled frown

leave and change your gown

and never come back again


© 2017 Cory Barrett

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Great description of love that was so vitally "there" one minute, then so vitally, desperately "not there" the next. Nice use of repetition of the last line for emphasis with change to command at the very end. Ghosts be gone....Bravo!

Posted 6 Months Ago

no, you can never go back again...but you can go forward...whether together or separately.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Really good, love your writing

Posted 7 Months Ago

wow ...best intro verse i've read in a long time ..love the rhyme, rhythm and form ..solid as your language says i! i like the font size and boldness ..its easy on old eyes ..i can sit back and read it with no trouble ;) just right seasoning of poetic "tricks" ... not too much not too little ..top notch poem says i ... covers a lot of relateable life ...oh the memories ...oh how we can't go back

Posted 7 Months Ago

we can't redo---life goes forward and we don't get do-overs...but we have memories...and our photographs are there to remind us of where we were and can never go back again.

Posted 7 Months Ago

AMAZING it was good how you made it ryhme

Posted 7 Months Ago

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Added on June 2, 2017
Last Updated on June 5, 2017


Cory Barrett
Cory Barrett

Kalamazoo, MI

I really like poetry more..


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