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Conformity. Saturday March 7, 2015

Caught deep within the assiduous trap
Of life,
I crave a remedial slap,
To remind me not to 'Mind the Gap',
But delightfully relish the supposed mishap.

Of falling down onto truth's track,
Candidly facing all that I lack,
Inspecting each and every crack,
Acknowledging both my white and black.

For I am blessed with sheer free will
To pursue indulgently each cheap thrill,
That transports me far, far from this place.
Temporarily, at least, I can embrace.

The moment and all that it brings,
My heart it leaps, pulsates and sings.
Yet as it starts, it ends; this fling
My song is pierced, a bitter sting.

Reverberating throughout my soul,
Resigned, dejected, back into the hole
Of fear, doubt, insecurity,
Who can comprehend the enormity?

Of succumbing to conformity?

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Anonymous Sat, Mar 7th 2015 @ 8:40am

Well said, Jo!

Anonymous Sat, Mar 7th 2015 @ 8:54am

Wow, Jo, wow! Karen x

Julia Sat, Mar 7th 2015 @ 9:00am

Hi Jo. I just love this. I have struggled to conform with what has been expected of me in nearly every walk of life. Although I know this has been and remains a major cause of my depression, I wouldn't trade it for conformity, ever; I couldn't! I have been kicked back by those at work who feel unease being around me and my ideas and have tried to conform, but the depression and sense of alienation just got worse.

Anonymous Sat, Mar 7th 2015 @ 12:41pm

I've always struggled with conformity vs non conformity and have decided that, had i conformed more in some ways, my life might be happier. Sometimes there is comfort in conformity. I think it's important to find the balance -- pick and choose -- how do we soar and allow our spirits to fly free while also allowing an acceptable structure to define (some) parameters. It's not at all easy. Good luck Jo, and thanks for the great blog.

Julia Sat, Mar 7th 2015 @ 1:01pm

I agree with this that there is some comfort in conformity. Well put Anonymous.

Anonymous Sat, Mar 7th 2015 @ 3:43pm

hi Julia, it's susan (xx). Forgot to sign! Hope you are well.

Julia Sat, Mar 7th 2015 @ 5:18pm

Oh Susan, that's nice. I really loved your comment. (I am not too bad thank you. Could be better. Could be worse!) xxx

Les Sun, Mar 8th 2015 @ 1:16am

'Mind the gap.......said Jo,
In her rich and meaning-full words.
Mine the gap...... as well,
And as always seek to disturb.

Life is really 'both and',
Not only the linear conformity.
Its not just the IQ 'black / white'
But 50 shades of endless grey.

Its singing souls
And leaping hearts,
And dreams for life,
Where all hopes start..

Anonymous Sun, Mar 8th 2015 @ 9:48pm

Thank you x

Jo Walker Mon, Mar 30th 2015 @ 10:24pm

Thank you everyone for your comments.
If you are interested in reading more of my work check out my blog

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