Can We See It? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“The cruelest prison of all is the prison of the mind.” Piri Thomas

Can We See It?

What is the nature of the prison we already live in,
do we dare to admit to our self-incarceration,
the weight of the squalor being our periphery ,
the shadow dance ancient of margins or self,
designed and imposed even when we fail to see
it or acknowledge it when we are so used to the bars 
of this cell, it refuses to be noticed, and we refuse 
to take account of it that we might be free.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under Free Verse, justice, life, poem, Puente

22 responses to “Can We See It? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I certainly hope my mind hasn’t been imprisoned!

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  2. Good quote and poem. On point today

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. We often don’t see it. Very thought-provoking verse, Paul.

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  4. Often, our “prison” is the limitations we place upon ourselves. A very eloquent poem, Paul!

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  5. I easily relate to your words today. I have learned I need to be vigilant so I don’t let self-imposed limits imprison me.

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  6. blindzanygirl

    Absolutely brilliant

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  7. lync56

    Wow great poem


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