“Mental Slavery” (poem / poetry)

The longer the subservience, the harder to break,

If the mind’s conditioned, sadly, freedom can wait,

Generations who’ve known nothing but slavery,

Won’t grasp it’s severity, or show much bravery.

They’ll accept this fate, until a way out, they’re shown,

Even then, they may resist, fearing the unknown,

Aspiring liberators will need patience aplenty,

Liberty, when will we finally avenge thee?

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The message behind this piece can apply to so many other topics, such as our views towards different sexes or races; our subscription to the “rat race”; the way that we abuse this planet of ours, it’s resources and wildlife; and there are so many others I could mention, but we’d be here all day!

It’s a very important subject though, where enslaved minds get so used to their subjugation, that many of them actually help in keeping the system, that has bound and degraded them so thoroughly, alive and thriving! It totally beggars belief, but is all too common.

So, can you think of any things that have been widely adopted and maintained without question by the masses, which do not actually benefit us, but rather keep us in our place; oppress us and rebuke our basic human rights; or may even endanger our very survival?

It’s scary just how many you may be able to think of, when you give it a little bit of thought. Not that we should overly dwell on this fact though, do what you can to flip it on it’s back, but most importantly, despite all this, like the song in the film “The Life Of Brian” says… always look on the bright side of life!

Love and Respect always,

Following Whispers.

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Author: Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing for around two decades. I'm a self-professed geek who can get deep sometimes, but I personally don't take myself too seriously, I just love to have fun, plus inspire myself and others. In my early twenties, I realised that beauty can be born out of not only love, but also pain and other motivations. The more I used writing poetry to make sense of my busy mind, the more it helped me to find a silver lining in even the darkest emotions, experiences, observations and topics; find positivity even in the face of extreme negativity; find strength when I was being forced to feel weak; and find hope that my tomorrows would be brighter. I began publishing my writing in 2018 and currently have three books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Poems That Move You". I have bared my soul in each and every one of my poems, and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading them and relating them, as I did from writing them. Please feel free to look around my site and read the free poems I've shared there, after which, why not pick up a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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