Message Discipline

Prisons of the Mind – oil on canvas. Text and artwork copyright Danny Grosso

They are saying it’s nice

just around the bend

these ladies in suits, and their anchormen

where a trap may await

to capture your mind

closing it to the outside

addressing a line

with fear or hate

or nothing

but rewind

to a simpler time

a construct

a ruse

a lie.


If a mind is imprisoned

in a past that’s a lie

as all the past is

when it’s told by one side

you might miss it at first

or even seeing it twice

when they try to make your prison

seem like paradise.


Blue skies alone

do not daylight make

if a shadow encroaches

leaving truth in its wake.


Danny Grosso




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