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?

From Life Lines – available in paperback and for Kindle from Amazon

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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23 Responses to Drink the dawn

  1. Sadje says:

    Well said!


  2. jenanita01 says:

    I would love to, Sue… and I’ll bring balloons!


  3. ksbeth says:

    I so love this, sue –


  4. You know I would!


  5. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! I like this poem Sue 💜 I will have to read more.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. joylennick says:

    Well said…. let’s rebel! Hugs x


  7. Widdershins says:

    Mmmmmaybe not a sunrise, 😀 but a sunset? Most assuredly.


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