Drink the dawn


Society demands we do our best

Striving, trying for the common goal:

The home, the car, the holiday.

Squeezing ourselves into a mould

Shaped by the grey people,

The tax collectors,

The nine to fivers

Caught by fear of failure

In a web of convention.

That is their safety net

Seeking justification

For their insecurities

In the reflection

Of our compliance.

I want to do my worst

To give life all I’ve got

To break the rules,

Twisting them and making sausage dogs

Of their inflated importance…

A Fool with a balloon.

To dive into sunsets

And drink the dawn

From an empty cup,

Laughing in the morning.

Will you join me in a sunrise?

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March 2013
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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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15 Responses to Drink the dawn

  1. I would LOVE to join you in a sunrise!!!! I will bring tea and strawberries!

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  2. Reblogged this on So, I Read This Book Today and commented:
    What will you bring to enjoy as we celebrate the sunset?


  3. Marigold says:

    Oh my. You’ve cut right through to the heart of a dilemma I’ve had for a while now. I think I’m finally ready to let go of all the fear and make some sausage dogs 😀 Bring on the sunrise!!!


  4. Yes! Cheers! 🙂


  5. alienorajt says:

    I’m with you on this, Sue – and will bring chocolate biscuits (home-made) and the dancing of dreams made real – oh and the Piper, of course, to open the Gates of Dawn! xxx


  6. alienorajt says:

    Reblogged this on ALIEN AURA'S BLOG: IT'LL BLOW YOUR MIND! and commented:
    This is the best antidote to being stuck in greyness, trapped in the boxes of convention, I have read in many a long while. Sue at her incomparable best. Read – then read again, and rejoice that this attitude still persists in the trapped tight corners of fear, time-watching and self-limitation (all of which I freely own up to)


  7. Oh yes, I’m there with you in a flash Sue….living by our own rules and desires….my idea of heaven 🙂


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