Risk – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poetics – Geography


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Every drive is an ascent of some description,
to reach the peak,
stand on the precipice
and risk the valley
of the every day.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann,com


Filed under Five Lines, Free Verse, life

50 responses to “Risk – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So true, Paul. Love this one!

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  2. What goes up must come down!?!

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  3. Sometimes it’s muddier than others

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  4. Succinctly done — “stand on the precipice/and risk the valley”: That says it all. Well penned! 🙂

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  5. Beverly Crawford

    A “sisyphusian” point of view, risking the valley! Good write.

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  6. We must continue to move onward, and hopefully upward. Well written Paul!

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  7. Ennle Madresan


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  8. What goes up must come down…. but soon the weekend will come

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  9. This is beautiful, Paul. Simple and powerful. And life affirming to me. Thank you!

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  10. This is true but can we avoid this and dream as well 🙂

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  11. lync56

    Beautiful and so true


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  12. very good use of metaphors, life has both valleys and hills, i can see the risks and the triumphs so well described in your words.

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  13. the closing lines are brilliant, Paul.

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  14. sanaarizvi

    Absolutely 🙂 Lovely write ❤️

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  15. May we always have the desire to live that life, Paul.

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  16. You said so much in just a few lines. Well done,


  17. Nicely said without an unnecessary syllable.

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