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SEE (a poem in memory of Patrick McGoohan)

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posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 01:10 AM
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SEE
(appearance and reality - a game of wits)
In Memory of Patrick McGoohan - actor, and for the coming 50th anniversary of "The Prisoner".

Watching you
Watching them
Watching you
Watching me.

Seeing them
Seeing me
Seeing you
Seeing them.

Do you see me?
I see you
Do I see you
As you see me?

What is blindness
If it is not sightless?
Nightless as lightless
No contrast or brightness.

Do you see?
Do I see?
What do we see?
Who do we see?

Did you see when I said see?
Did I see when you said see?
Do you paint a lie for me
Knowing or unknowingly?

Were you controlled
Like an automaton?
Like a program
Ran on your ram.

Who tells you what?
Who tells you when?
Who tells you how
Do you see THEM?

...be SEEing you





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posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 01:46 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

Growing up I loved his Danger Man and The Prisoner series.



posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 02:02 AM
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Be seeing you
if not under the Green Dome
then maybe on the Silver Streak



posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 02:05 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

That was ace, captured the feel of the Prisoner pretty well.

Good work!






posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 02:28 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: Revolution9

That was ace, captured the feel of the Prisoner pretty well.

Good work!





Thanks. It came by way of a sleepless night. I have actually been there. That is how I know what it feels like. I "resigned" from the system. That is when they start to get a bit interested in you and start poking and prodding. Patrick got it just right.

Patrick was a clever man. There are some great ideas in his masterpiece that have been a huge influence on me. It opens up the shakiness of the system, what it does to keep its power over the individual. It is a great allegory and metaphor of our own predicament and works on many levels.


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posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

"The Prisoner" was one of America's first tastes of English wit and way understated humor. I loved it.



posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 08:14 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

All great art opens our eyes to the world we live in.

The prisoner was, and remains great art.




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