The Cost Of Leaving – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“If you don’t control your mind, someone else will.” John Allston

The Cost Of Leaving

The cost of leaving the defined mundane reality,
that entrapment of manufactured truth comfort,
taking time to see how anaesthetised we are,
noticing how we are so easily formed in a bubble.

That entrapment of manufactured truth comfort
with out willing surrender to the thought police,
noticing how we are so easily formed in a bubble,
the discovery that there is life beyond the machine.

With our willing surrender to the thought police,
we join the herd of sameness, lowing compliance,
the discovery that there is life beyond the machine
is an emancipation, a spark of hope in the darkness.

We join the herd of sameness, lowing compliance,
taking time to see how anaesthetised we are,
is an emancipation, a spark of hope in the darkness,
the cost of leaving the defined mundane reality.


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28 responses to “The Cost Of Leaving – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A very relatable poem, Paul. When we deviate from the norm, there is always the possibility of complications! ❤

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  2. I left the defined mundane reality a year ago. I don’t think it exists anymore.

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  3. With you on this one Paul, comforting to read your thoughts, Sir.

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  4. You’re going to want to go back and change “out” to “our” in the repeating line…?

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  5. Manufactured truth seems to be the name of the game! We want so much to believe our perspective is right that we will believe any thing anyone says that supports it! Very sad… whatever happened to thinking and common sense??

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  6. Amy

    I agree with Liz, mundane reality is not existing any more…

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  8. lync56

    Great challenging pantoum – amazing

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