Squeezed Between Our Now and Thens


Squeezed Between Our Now and Thens


can you still feel


we once were

and where we

have since been ..

not forgetting

of course,

all those other

places we

both somehow,

managed to

just squeeze in ..


the gaps that is ..

which still

exist to serve

and to separate

all of our

here and nows

from our

there and our

thens ..

I know I still do

albeit occasionally ..

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  • orchidee

    Here, now, there, then,.... I dunno if I coming or going. I feel like the Grand of Duke of York. 'C'mon, now' I said to him - 'up or down, you undeciding time- waster?!' lol.

    • Neville

      I think you would probably know, or at least have a clue if you were coming

      • orchidee

        I dunno though. I met myself coming back from the shops the other day. I said to me 'you coming or going?! Eh? I'm waffling now.

      • LIZ

        Every single moment counts!!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜

        • Neville

          Absolutely .. may your gods smile down upon you kindly .. as indeed I do LIZ 💜

        • Thomas W Case

          Memories serve as little bits of chocolate that we take out and much on when we are hungry. Superb work.

          • Neville

            Thanks Thomas .. very munchly appreciated sir .. Neville

          • Teddy.15

            Beautiful Dear Nev, such a reflective piece 🩷

            • Neville

              I knew I could count on you Teddy .. bless you & truly sister T ❤️

            • Christina8

              Well said...a wonderful piece 🙂 All our little moments are important.

              • Neville

                Thank you so much for making this one feel special Christina8 ... Neville

              • Bella Shepard

                Moments treasured and held deep within the heart and mind, to last a lifetime. Beautiful my dear friend!

                • Neville

                  How very kind of you Bella .. Many huge THANK YOU's my fine literary friend .. Neville

                • MendedFences27

                  The "here and now" are massively different from the " there and then " and that's because they are separated by lightyears of experiences. We cannot measure time as linear when one is dealing with multitudes of happenings. As life slows down, we look back and wonder how we survived the pace.
                  A raw question that asks if all is remembered equally by both, which it is almost impossible to be.
                  Your poem shows us how life's events are not always recalled similarly by the participants. A wonderful poem. - Phil A.

                  • Neville

                    what an amazingly well reasoned response and how kind too .. it would be a real pleasure to meet up sometime and have a pint or two with you Phil .. until then, cheers, Neville

                    • MendedFences27

                      I like to ponder on what people write, because poetry is so succinct that it can appear to be what it isn't or something other than what's intended.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Those gaps are always filled with good, bad or indifferent times Neville.


                      • Neville

                        they just can't leave those gaps alone can they .. cheers GF60 Neville

                      • Accidental Poet

                        Oh how this takes me down a long loved and remembered road. Thanks N, A wonderful write. 🌹

                        • Neville

                          Bless you AP .. Neville

                        • Dove

                          I'm wearing that girdle of now and then. "Then" is telling me it fits perfectly, but now it's too tight.

                          • Neville

                            ... I say take it off, let's party .. but thank you in advance and most sincerely .. Neville

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