'Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose', sang Janis, The Dead and many others. According to the teenager in Frank Zappa's song, 'FREE IS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR NOTHING OR DO NOTHING'. Oh, Edenic state! freedom is when you don't ask questions, eat suspect fruit offered by slippery characters ...

For the rest of us it's a proverbial lunch that doesn't exist.

OK, we are approaching the zone now. so ...

'To be hoisted by your own petard' is a figure of speech with its origins in warfare, a petard being a small bomb or grenado. So, you make your own bombs and they can blow you up. Karma. What goes round comes round.

So what about honour, integrity, compassion, kindness ... and freedom? Petards all?

Hoisted by one's own bushido code?

hmmmm, food for thought.

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Unhappy girl
Left all alone
Playing solitaire
Playing warden to your soul
You are locked in a prison
Of your own devise
And you can't believe
What it does to me
To see you
Crying

Unhappy girl
Tear your web away
Saw thru all your bars
Melt your cell today
You are caught in a prison
Of your own devise

Unhappy girl
Fly fast away
Don't miss your chance
To swim in mystery
You are dying in a prison
Of your own device

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chained by honour and blinded by desire, stumbling into an uncertain future.

... 'all is for the best in the best of all worlds'

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Hopeful monsters all.