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The Bait Ahead of Me

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The Bait Ahead of Me

                                 Allow myself to drift into my mind`s eye
                         Where dreams come and go every now and then
                       If all my dreams came true..what a dreadful thought
                                I would have everything I ever wanted
                       ..and every horrifying nightmare would be for real!

                                All ambitions would be dead and gone
                                       In my dreams I have it all
                       I`m doing so much better with the bait ahead of me
                                        Still running to catch it..
                       ...and every bloody nightmare is still under control


A.Ertsland
November 25th 2012

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 8:49:00 PM

    soup mail

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 5:51:00 AM

    As long as there is the dream, as long as there is something to reach for, then perhaps the struggle was worthwhile. Nice to read this Arild; how are you? Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:53:00 AM

    Made me smile!!! I think I have come to the conclusion too best not to eat too near bedtime! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 12:50:00 PM

    Quite an interesting write you have here Arild, enjoyed your thoughts tonight. I am doing good thanks hun. Glad to hear everything is going good with you! Love & hugs CTC

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 12:38:00 PM

    Very profound Arild xx

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 4:12:00 AM

    such a wonderful sincere poem, Arild, such wisdom transfered to paper here..

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 5:31:00 PM

    I would not want all my daydreams? or night dreams? to come true especially some of the nightmares I have had lately..Enjoyed reading your creative work..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 10:06:00 AM

    Hi Arild very good write keep on following the bait my friend, all the best Owen

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 11/26/2012 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you my friend! yes,will do so:)
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 9:18:00 PM

    Oh my!! love the way you took yourself in to that one drift... Arlid, i'm glad you are still following that one piece of bait... or are you the bait??? anyways~ Love this one..pd

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    Date: 11/26/2012 7:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ha ha... came to read this one again,,, seen your comment.... run run run, as fast as you can,, you'll never catch me.. blehblehbleh,,,, xox~pd
    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 11/26/2012 10:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol,I think maybe you are the bait,pd! I keep running and running but you`re always ahead of me:-)
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 5:48:00 PM

    dreams are what keep us alive, or so i like to think....i guess it's good not to have everything we dream of...powerful, clever poem...enjoyed the read!

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 11/26/2012 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you my sweet friend!:-)
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 2:04:00 PM

    Very creative piece my friend.. biggest question in life, Where would you put everything if you had it? answer... Leave it right where it is... profound piece with the charm of Arild running ramped throughout... very enjoyed... hey duck******************, missed again...

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 11/25/2012 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha! you can`t miss someone as big and fat as me:-) lol..you`re out of practice
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 1:43:00 PM

    I love your poem Arild, its meaning is so true. What would we strive for if we couldn't want for anything because we already had it all. A beautiful write my friend. Have a beautiful day. Hugs and love always, Gail

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 11/25/2012 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hugs and love right back at ya`~
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 1:16:00 PM

    Nice write Arild,keep that bait ahead... :o)

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 11/25/2012 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes! will do:-)