Better The Full Flavoured Precarity – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Art by Igor Morski found at

“Always be a first rate-version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.” Judy Garland

Better The Full Flavoured Precarity

Life is essentially
taking off other people's faces
and learning to live what is behind
our own, accepting that which arises
from within, rather than seeking 
external stimulus as validation like a
mantle one puts on when seeking
affirmation, or projecting convenient
lies of success for a kiss, complete
fakery in exchange for smooth living
that tastes like chalk, better the full
flavoured life even when a little precarity
lurks at its edges.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


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

25 responses to “Better The Full Flavoured Precarity – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful and a very good advice, Paul! I hope all is well, and apologize for the delay. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend! xx Michael

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  2. Great poem and great picture as well.

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  3. I agree! (And thank you for “precarity,” a new word for me.

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  4. absolute trues Paul and wisdom shared my friend! 💖

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  5. The poem’s brilliant ~ that title belongs in the quote books! 🤗👌

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  6. Sent this to my grandkids👍🏻♥️

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  7. Amy

    Well said. Thanks for sharing this, Paul.

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  8. So true it is good to be yourself

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  10. lync56

    This is such a great poem with a deep truth


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