He said it would happen in 1984
that we’d all be living by then
under totalitarian law.

Someone would be watching
everything we do
there’d be cameras everywhere
even hidden microphones to
capture if we dare speak out
or question any of their rules.

There is no other agenda
you see,
the party is there
for the good of humanity.

Poppycock and tommyrot
some of us declared
we are a free society
we’re really only as free as
they allow us to be.

It’s all so outdated
an old story and yet,
look at all the cameras
Smile, you’re probably on
one now
all for our own good they say
sound familiar?

Toe the party line
in all that you do
say nothing, do nothing
keep in uniformity because
Big Brother is watching


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As soon as I saw the picture it made me think straight away of 1984 and Big Brother. (Uniformity)

George Orwell wrote the novel 1984 in 1949. What vision he had back then, and isn’t it kind of like it with cameras seeming to be everywhere now (for our own good, of course…Hmm) I saw this as a movie too in the 1970’s, scary then and still scary now.

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Room with a View

Dreams are not as they seem
broken from a twist of fate which
wasn’t sealed at all
left as kisses blown as wishes
up to shooting stars.

In sweet repose
I drift
drawing in the safe of
night’s blanketing illusion
(welcome cloak of invisibility)
to not exist till morn’

while dust settles as sparkles
on someone else’s shores
but, I cannot resist the call of

Opening doors onto another
room with a view.


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