Prison of the Mind

This was written for an RE teacher friend of mine, who wanted something to read to her class to encourage them to think about new ideas; hence the very strong imagery.

Prison of the Mind

Locked alone in a prison of his own making, shackled by chains forged by parents and peers, a man views the world via a narrow slit in the wall, seeing only what he wants to see, believing only what he wants to believe.

Suddenly a door is opened and his narrow view is widened. Each new vista, thought and idea challenges him, scares him, angers him, frees him. His shackles fall apart, he collapses to his knees and starts to shake, his safe, comfortable prison starts to collapse around him, until he is left open and vulnerable…. but not alone.

Slowly he raises his head and looks out onto the wide world laid out before him; he sees other people, other colours, other ideas and lands.

Standing hesitantly, he starts to walk slowly and then to stride purposefully forward with his head up, determined to explore, investigate and ultimately find his place in this strange and wonderful new world.

The End

Sorry people but I do need to add.

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval systems, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission of the author.

This is a work of fiction. All characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

Alan

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