Theme: Dilemma

The Question

The war in Iraq is over, lasted eight years. Soldiers without arms
and legs in wheel chairs are proud to have shielded their country
from deadly danger without knowing what this danger was about.
The crippled have no choice; they must believe or the suffering
is too much to bear; must not be told that they fought a useless war.
Pin medals on their chests and forget them, there is a new war to
be fought waiting for the naive to make sacrifices in some distant
oil and sand land. If one of them stumbles on the truth they must
be silenced by calling them confused, and victims of wanton cant.
A nation which believes in Fox News and the rich own the media
where truth is portrayed as lie. Only an uprising can free them from
capitalist yoke. But how do you tell good people, their cars are run
on the torment of the oppressed?    


More By  :  Jan Oscar Hansen

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Comments on this Poem

Comment thank you

30-Dec-2011 10:39 AM

Comment Jan Oscar Hansen, you have been my favourite since so many years now. I belong to a civilization which links the sound of "Aum" to Creation. You strive, I have observed, to utter the truth. And what is poetry, if not beauty, truth, awareness, philosophy? Philosophy guides all human endeavours. What is the solution, Sir! A few decades of this world was wasted trying to establish one economic theory over another. I am talking about Cold War. And the world is witnessing the ravages of a Unipolar World. Can any one suggest how to control human greed? Can there be some social means to control human hunger for power? May be we poets can try and strive to keep in place human sanity. Human lives for petro dollar? Surely not. Thanks, Jan Oscar Hansen. Keep on acting the conscience keeper.

29-Dec-2011 00:45 AM

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