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Free Inside Their Paddock

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Free Inside Their Paddock

You just said it so well
Without even saying a single word
Im wearing my mask like a clown
Hidden behind the make up..

But the smile still stays on
Wipe away that grin
It`s a long way to heaven
So you better start begging..

Black clouds on a wrinkled sky
You`ll see what your eyes translates
You`ll read what your mind perceive
Letters burned into your flesh..

Marked forever like tattooed messages
Cyber cowboys, a new era
Us, the cattle locked inside their paddock
Behind a comp screen we have our freedom..


A.Ertsland
August 3rd 2012

Just a few thoughts that came to my mind after a close family member
got his email account hacked..I love the online world to the fullest,but like in
real life there are many dangerzones out there.Have a great day Soupers:)


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  1. Date: 10/14/2012 11:03:00 AM

    arild, i am searching around and can't find a poem to respond to. Anyway, i remember this one. such a reflective and serious poem.

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 11:03:00 AM

    Of course, I meant a poem I had not already read. haha. Let me know if you can think of one i might not have commented to.

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 12:45:00 PM

    great write,serious warning,can't let people3 with stupid intentions padlock the rest of us

  1. Date: 8/12/2012 8:49:00 AM

    I got hacked twice in one week Arild, not fun; wonder what pleasure anyone gets out of such perverse activities. Great poem!

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 11:16:00 PM

    Dangerzone is everywhere, Arild. Even when you think you are free to be someone you're not, it can always harm you. Cyber world is not an exception. :)

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 11:22:00 AM

    You brought it out with raw truth I love the images you used in this one Arild. Hope your weekend was a great one :) love & hugs CTC

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 7:12:00 AM

    Very well said my Poet brother.. Your comments are always so positive on whaterever I write... Thank you Brother across the big puddle... Michael

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 10:31:00 PM

    Hello, Arlid,,, good morning and all other goods of day... your poem is much interesting... i love the feeling of your poem... hope all is well with you.. all is good with me... xox~pd

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:00:00 PM

    I think parts of this one are too deep for me, Arild. I love the images in it, of the black clouds on the wrinkled sky. And comparing us to cattle, yep, we are that more and more !!!

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 3:35:00 PM

    Arild yep we are cattle, and you drew me into thsi, well done...David

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 12:48:00 PM

    riveting portrayal of human interface, arild...it gives me and the reader so much to draw from... a lovely saturday to you..:) huggs!