Hiding in Plain Site (Spelling Mistake Intentional)

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Beneficial, and not so much!

Dawn breaks, and the internet is born.

Such a convenient way to vent your ire and scorn.


Hiding in plain sight, it's the weak-kneed's electronic friend.

an easy way to air the venom that you've penned.


On the internet, you're unseen, and unrestrained.

Anyone can say anything, whether Einstein, or cow-brained.


No repercussions, you're free to libel and defame.

The weak of heart become giant killers, with the same


platform as the strong--with the same electronic launching pad,

safely hidden from retaliation, except with words--sad


in a way that even while it gives people a voice,

it also is an avenue to make the wrong choice


and air something that there will be no taking back

once it's said--it's a test for judgment that too many lack.







Submitted: February 23, 2016

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Jeff Bezaire

Another finely worded, truth-fueled piece, Mike.
Now I have to consider whether or not I want to post this comment, because once it's on here, it's there for good. ;)

Tue, February 23rd, 2016 9:34pm


Thank, Jeff, and I don't know, it's awfully personal!

Tue, February 23rd, 2016 1:41pm

unmasked delusions

a tiny part of me likes the internet because of all the places we can go and things we can learn, all the information...but honestly most of me thinks it would be better if it didn't exist. The "world wide web" changed things forever, I don't really think it was for the better. (didn't mean to rhyme whoops, I probably sound cheesy ha) Anyways, good write

Fri, April 1st, 2016 6:40am


Thanks, UD, I know that younger people, like my nephew, don't know anything else, and can't imagine a time without it, but old fossils like me remember the time before the internet and electronic games, when you actually had to use your imagination to have fun. It's made things so much easier, but impossibly-hard at the same time. I mean, face-to-face communication is almost a thing of the past!

Fri, April 1st, 2016 6:32am


You said it, Mike! Once a comment is made, it's made, and on a global scale.

Mon, July 11th, 2016 7:30pm


Yep, that it is, Hully!

Mon, July 11th, 2016 12:39pm

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