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BORDERLINE by © Kira Bodensted

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in “Textures Unlimited” – June 27th 2010
in “Moody & Evocative” – July 1st 2010
in “The Group” – Sep 12th 2011
in GRUNGE IT UP – Sep 19th 2011 and
in "Color Me A Rainbow – Oct 10th 2011

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*Everybody looks so ill at ease
So distrustful so displeased
Running down the table
I see a borderline
Like a barbed wire fence
Strung tight, strung tense
Prickling with pretense
A borderline

Why are you smirking at your friend?
Is this to be the night when
All well-wishing ends?
All credibility revoked?
Thin skin, thick jokes!
Can we blame it on the smoke
This borderline?

Every bristling shaft of pride
Church or nation
Team or tribe
Every notion we subscribe to
Is just a borderline
Good or bad, we think we know
As if thinking makes things so!
All convictions grow along a borderline

Smug in your jaded expertise
You scathe the wonder world
And you praise barbarity
In this illusionary place—
This scared hard-edged rat race
All liberty is laced with

Every income, every age
Every fashion-plated rage
Every measure, every gauge
Creates a borderline
Every stone thrown through glass
Every mean-streets-kick ass
Every swan caught on the grass
Will draw a borderline

You snipe so steady
You snub so snide—
So ripe and ready
To diminish and deride!
You’re so quick to condescend
My opinionated friend
All you deface, all you defend
Is just a borderline
Just a borderline …
Another borderline …
Just a borderline
Joni Mitchell*

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    Oh, Kira … WOW!!!!!! How beautiful and how thought provoking an image!!!!!! Your lyrics go with this so perfectly … super mood!!!! VERY creative!!!!

  • Thank you very much Lois – I am sorry the music is not available on YT – at least not in Denmark – I would have loved to put it here. I love her music. So happy you like the picture :o))

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Moon Black
    Moon Blackover 4 years ago

    It’ really meaningful of many human lives and conditions. A widespread reality in our society. A meditative work.

  • Thank you Moon for your wonderful comment – I appreciate your support very much :o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 4 years ago

    the crown of thorns reminds me Christ..he was also a borderline..each of us is..a thousand boundary.. prevent us to be ourselves.. wonderful work and words..

  • Thank you my friend for your wonderful comment – and for the fav ;o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Anne  McGinn
    Anne McGinnover 4 years ago

    What a amazing image – the barbed wire is so powerful in reminding us of the things that separate us and how hard we work to keep ourselves apart. Brave and brilliant and so beautiful xo

  • I am so grateful for your wonderful and insightful comment Anne. Thank you – and for the fav too – much appreciated my special friend :o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Great image!! . . .

  • Thank you kindly Hugh – also for the fav .o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    very deep impressive image… well done!

  • Thank you for your kind comment LisaBeth – much appreciated :o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranover 4 years ago

    Borderline personality disorder is a serious mental disorder. In reference anaisaniais, Christ was not a borderline. Most borderlines are cutters, self-mutilation often accompanies this illness. So the image of a barbed wired fence is an accurate image. I know because I suffer from this illness.
    I am confused about the lyrics. You have Joni Mitchell written on the bottom, did she write this, or is this yours? Thank-you for the image, it is the world of the borderline, without Christ. It was my world. But Christ has helped me to get past the razor fence. Great lyrics. God Bless you. I just had to comment. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! matty

  • To answer your question Matty – yes this is written by Joni Mitchell and the song is on her album “Turbulent Indigo”. Unfortunately it is not on YT – I would have put it here.
    I’m not a believer myself but I’m happy for you that you have found religion helpful. Best wishes to you Matty!

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • shadowlee
    shadowleeover 4 years ago

    just everything about this is brilliant

  • Your lovely comment and the fav is most appreciated :o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    strong, provacative image,dramatic mood and expression

  • Thank you Dennis – I’m glad you like it – appreciate the fav too :o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • JackieSmith
    JackieSmithover 4 years ago

    Great job!

  • Thank you Jackie :o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

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