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He's Watching You

Updated on September 1, 2013

Big Brother's watching you

So be careful what you say and do

And don't you dare let your human show

Even as your own insecurities grow

Anything to keep you off your guard

To make your sense of independence hard

He comes like a thief in the night

Yet with only a resemblance of might

With looming threats of what could follow

Some are petty, although

Sometimes it is hard to tell a lie from the truth

Perhaps in itself indicating the threat's untruth

Nonetheless his eyes are on you

So be wary that you don't pay the price with a wrong move

Just for fun. . .

© 2013 Shannon

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Beautiful! I worked for an oil company. Why do you think we got so much of your money?

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      Rosemary Amrhein 3 years ago from Boston, MA

      cool hub!

      Nice comment Mhatter!

      ~Rose :) Lmao....

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Hahaha! Oh, so that's why? Thanks, Mr. M.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, blondey! That was a great comment Mhatter left, wasn't it?

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Too bad Big Brother doesn't heed Ray Stevens.

      But, my dear, being watched by Big Brother is suffocating and debilitating. Can't let it go its full course which means boomeranging it, perhaps.

      Your poem is so good, the music so perfect - -and of course, your humor shining through, i - so YOU.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago

      Thanks Shanmarie. Just when I thought I had managed to escape, and now you tell me they are back again. Oh my! Where CAN I hide? Smiles.

      Great poem and loved the songs.

      Best to you,

      Kim

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Haha! Heed Ray Stevens because Santa Claus is watching HIM! Nellieanna, my humor may be showing through, but it isn't always so funny.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      You can't hide anywhere, Kim. Dontcha know Big Brother can watch what you do online as well? Facebook, HubPages. . . .even put you on YouTube. ;) Glad you enjoyed the songs.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Delightful. I think we are all being watched by someone every moment of the day or so it feels like that.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Glad you enjoyed it, Gypsy. There's Big Brother the government, Big Brother the stalker, and others. One would think a sense of security would be lost, and maybe for a minute it is, but then it is more like oh well because I am who I am regardless.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Whenever I hear, "Big Brother" I think of Orwell's, "1984"

      Very nice Shanmarie.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Hehe. Thanks, Wayne.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That song at the very top is pretty, but it has always creeped me out a little !

      Great piece. Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a great day.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Kathryn, I thought the song romantic as a teenager. It also has a melody that sticks around in my head. But as an adult, I really paid attention to the lyrics and, yeah, it is incredibly creepy.

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      Chuck RitenouR 3 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

      Loved it.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, Chuck.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good, sort of a dry laugh, huh? lol

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Haha. Thanks, Jackie.

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      Ausseye 3 years ago

      The devil hey.....in the phone line or wireless device....Apple...yep once again tempted by the apple in the garden of Eden....shall we fall or shall we fight??? Sound like the red under the bed with Macarthy tugging the endless rope of intimidation! Felt all these emotions while reading this....lucky I'm an atheist .... Otherwise big brother would wield his power. Great poem from paradise lost!!!

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Oooh, Ausseye. You have sought out my "devilish" work today (or now it's the next day). Atheist or not, I'm not sure Big Brother really ever had any power at all. Thanks for your comments and compliments!

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      Bill Holland 13 months ago from Olympia, WA

      We are indeed under a microscope...several of them, in fact....what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas....not in this technological world. LOL

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      Shannon 13 months ago from Texas

      Oh, Bill, you found an old hub! LOL

      True. I was just thinking yesterday about how cameras are literally everywhere these days. Better watch it, one day it might be our turn to be a viral YouTube sensation for some prank pulled on us or a moment of temporary insanity. Haha

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