Imprisoned In Freedom – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Word of the Day – Freedom




“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”  Harun Yahya

Imprisoned In Freedom

His mind obsessed with lines,
borders composed
by those vested in suits,
believing that one must follow
as blindly and silently as possible,
ideals of no value save but the
value of the power to be made to do so,
not knowing,
and yet truly knowing,
but rather, not wanting to know,
that there is no such power
other than that which the mind
plays on the conscience,
imprisoning the self in
the belief that this is freedom.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, psychology, quote, self-development

24 responses to “Imprisoned In Freedom – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Another thought provoking poem, Paul. The quotation kicks it off, and you add to the question.

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  2. So true, Paul. The mind has us convinced that it is the important part of us, and when the wiring of it is askew for whatever reason, all manner of mayhem may ensue. That’s why it’s good to get into the habit of leaving the mind behind at times…

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  3. I concur that this is a very thought-provoking poem. I sat with it for several minutes. When I think of freedom, I think of the Shaker song, “Simple Gifts.” I’m going to stick with that.

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  4. Pretty powerful. Our minds can certainly do that

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  5. You hit the nail with it, Paul! Its really difficult to see and accept real freedom, without beeing imprisoned by all the wonderful but at least needless things. Michael

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  6. Charis Counselling

    Hmmm so true – you have nailed the human condition


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