Choices #writephoto

Strange faces
Ever watchful
Look out from shadows
Distrusting all they see
Fearing the caress of dawn
That awakens them from slumber
Far safer to embrace illusion
Than to be revealed by the light of truth
Remaining but pale shadows of themselves
Blind to any beauty they might bear
They wear the scars of choices made
As armour and uniform
Safe in conformity
Shaping misconceptions
Building prison bars
Without release
Feeling small

#writephoto: Choices

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 and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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20 Responses to Choices #writephoto

  1. Sadje says:

    Wow! Intense and profound. Great poem


  2. willowdot21 says:

    A sad, choice to make, often made by many though. Lovely double Etheree Sue 💜💜💜


  3. The contrast between monochrome and colour really enhances your poem Sue.


  4. Jen Goldie says:

    Wonderfully penned! You’re usual brilliance. Always astounds me. ❤🌹


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