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freedom loving cowboy

Freedom Loving Cowboy 

At the bar, by the docks, I spoke to a man who wore a cowboy 
hat and had a pearl handle revolver in his holster. A thud and 
the pretend cowboy hit the floor and the barman ducked behind 
his counter.  It was an exploding tire; relieved laughter which 
the same when we sat in the bomb shelter and a plane overhead 
dropped its load in parts of town where local Nazis´ lived. 
Terror begets terror and becomes a psychosis, what we don´t 
understand becomes terror and we have to arm ourselves and not 
ask tedious questions. I was offered a job at this vibrant place, but 
declined feared the undelaying panic, that often explodes into 
violence, would get me, I would buy a gun hide it at the top of 
the wardrobe and when bad people broke in, rush upstairs, find it, 
nervously load it spill bullets on the floor – reload- shoot myself in 
the foot. The man, in the cowboy hat, had just told me he lived in 
the freest county in the world.     

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  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:16:00 AM
    Dear Jan - "Terror begets terror" Bingo. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 2/21/2013 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you dear...yes it does