submerged…

submerged

when
insanity
has fostered
a drowning attempt
you
finally find
that you can
no longer
hold your breath
and
who you are
erupts
from the depths
of society’s calm waters
your
outstretched arms
casting a rainbow
of emotions
above
the foul waters
of conformity
all the while
you’re
gasping for what
you’ve denied
yourself
all these years
the fresh air
of creativity
and
honest expressions
with open eyes
you see
the true
promised land

self-portrait….

self-portrait

steely nails
of history
bind together
the oaken frame
of conformity
that holds
your self-portrait
a portrait
painted on
a faded canvas
of self-reliance
and
creativity
a carefully crafted
image
you made
while staring
at yourself
in society’s carnival mirror
and yet
you wonder
why
you cannot
recall
the face
that has been
framed

a structured settlement…

digital decoupage of google images

digital decoupage of google images

please
do not
mark
outside the box
also
remember
to put your
last name
first
and
your first name
last
under
no
circumstance
should you
use anything other than
a number two pencil
failure
to conform
to these
and
other
socially
accepted ways
of thinking
will of course
result in
a rejection
of your
request
for
freedom

line sketch…

life line
lines on chart
bus line
stay between lines
line of reasoning
lines of conformity
graduation line
lines the pocket
communication line
lines dropped
front line
lines between sanity and insanity
crossed the line
enemy lines
line of fire
three     short     lines
reception line
lines of sorrow
end-of-the-line
lines of crosses