I’d Rather – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: timesofmalta.com

“Knowing the truth is fairly useless, feeling it is profound, living it makes all the difference.” David Deida

I'd Rather

Pilate asked "What is truth?"
but what fool question is that?
More like - where is truth, who
is truth, the lived experience,
I don't want spider suits or 
telephone booths and lycra,
just hello, how are you,
I'd rather your sharp uneven
teeth, or a bolt in your neck,
a humped back peel for sure,
than the cocky, self-assured 
marvel faked for a fortune
of lies not mine, knowing 
that truth is where love is in 
all its many ways.

Copyright 2021 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All rights Reserved ยฎ


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

24 responses to “I’d Rather – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So profound and heart-touching, Paul! Exquisitely beautiful and unique. โค All the best!

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  2. I so agree that truth is lived experience. A very insightful poem.

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  3. This one was great. You gotta see it to believe it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I hope that Pilot washed his hands after he asked that question.

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  5. Beautiful! And very timely on political/cultural lines, and also for the coming holidays season….Just wondering: your quotes and the pic you start with are always so perfect for what follows. Do they take you a long time to find/arrange? Or do they come first and then the poetry?
    Thanks for sharing,

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    • Thank you so much Jill. I make life hard on myself – I write the poem and then source the visual and the quote, I prefer not to work the other way round though I have done when the mood takes me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. This is quite thought-provoking “truth is where love is”. Thank you for this.

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  7. Truth is where love is in all its many ways. I love this line! It needs to be remembered!

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  8. Charis Counselling

    So so true and so well said



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