To Conform Is To Lie To Yourself

To conform is to lie to yourself,

To suck the joy out of this finite life.

It was never meant to be locked in a cage,

It was never meant to be stuffed in a box

Shrouded behind impenetrable walls

That blot out the sun and what lay beyond.

That is not living, it is merely subsisting.

Yet this is what our fears, our parents, our cultures preach,

Conform or you will be treated as an outcast.

Well then…perhaps an outcast is what I long to be.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Calendar Threshold

Calendar threshold

I crossed once again

Am I different

I feel as I did before

The same reflection

It is just a line

Drawn of thin air not of sand

A measure of man

That we’re told we must live by

I think that I shall rebel


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~