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truck driver

Posted by jan oskar hansen on June 19, 2018 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Truck driver

I heard crackling under the floorboard

could it be my cottage is falling into a deep

the underground lake where fishes are blind

since they never see daylight.

A lake that has pure crystal water and is free

of sharks and crocodiles.

You are right I have been watching a program

about truck drivers in Alaska who risk their lives driving over a frozen winter lake.

Real heroes who win no medals driving supply

to obscure pl...

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when the dance stops

Posted by jan oskar hansen on June 18, 2018 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

When the Dance stops


So now the party in Singapore is over

pacts are signed, and the show of lies is over in the meantime,

I have been looking at pretty flowers FB, which inspired me

to go for a walk, the blooms on the terrace are

past their glory, they are pale shadows waiting for a new spring,

only my cacti are flowering it has nevertheless with by my

ignorance and little water thrived and have bell-like red flowers.

The she...

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thoughts on Saturday

Posted by jan oskar hansen on June 17, 2018 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Thoughts on Saturday


I saw the Queen of England on TV it was her birthday and people

were out waving flags. I dislike monarchy in any form

but the Queen looked splendid in a blue sky dress

and there were proud men in fantasy uniforms

riding on beautiful horses; no one does

pageant better than the English.

But my heart was not in it, I still lament

the death of Bourdain it was like losing a brother

like me, he was ...

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depression 2

Posted by jan oskar hansen on June 16, 2018 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Depression 2

I was often jealous of my brother he had what I lacked

which was charm and people were drawn to him

he was intelligently knowledgeable without demonstrating

his aptitude and when someone said a stupid thing he smiled

And refrain from stinging anyone with sarcasm.

Where he worked and when the management had a problem

with the workforce, they came to him for advice.

But he had a dark side he could be absent, silent and sat


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gold rush

Posted by jan oskar hansen on June 16, 2018 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Gold Rush


Today I have been watching burly men

with heavy machinery despoiling the Alaska

in a hunt for gold, and when they have gone they will leave

the heavy footprints of man behind; a mutilated landscape!

The mining companies are doing the same in Africa

for their relentless hunt for riches, but all we see is boardrooms

and nice suits legally plundering the land.

Where I live no one is interested in the olive and carob tre...

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a friendly place

Posted by jan oskar hansen on June 15, 2018 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A friendly place

There are no catfish in our little lake

but it has giant frogs, and some of them die if they are late

and the sun warms just standing on stone unable to move

Fodder for the crows. There are no dangerous animals

except for boars with a litter and snakes slither away

there were rumours some years ago about a panther-like

like being and farmers cocked their guns

I went to have a look it was a cat that was glad to see me


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when words stop

Posted by jan oskar hansen on June 14, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

When words stop

Words, words sunken Japanese warships

in the bay of Palau where yellow jellyfish do not sting

and the US military plans to make a base on the moon

and bomb the world to smithereens

I`m watching too much TV and fed useless information

I don`t need. Trying to make sense of this;

war is the loser nature is peace.

Until the war that is cyclical destroy everything this

is needed to win Concord.

In the meantime, ec...

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unwanted thoughts at midnight

Posted by jan oskar hansen on June 14, 2018 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Vanished Aircraft

The plane that disappeared some years ago

with 290 passengers didn`t fall into the sea

but landed at the back of the moon, where

The landscape was surprisingly lush if pale as

there are no red roses on the planet.

There was life on the planet, different in

shape and form and easy to tame and taste

like chicken, and disappeared as the Kiwi bird,

or almost as it was the plane`s passengers

the only source of meat.

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the occupiers

Posted by jan oskar hansen on June 13, 2018 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Occupier


A wrong type of rabbits have invaded

the woods they are aggressive, intelligent

but lack empathy for those not as them.

The rabbits that lived before were smaller

the blue of colour and happy in their modest burrows

thrown out thrown out by the grey ones that

took their holes or made them inhabitable.

The original rabbits live in the corner of the woods

a place too near the road and are often run over

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Posted by jan oskar hansen on June 12, 2018 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)



When I was young, and it was summer

we went to the beach with a bulky gramophone

a stack of vinyl records and a bag of beer.

We drank and sang the modern tunes of the day

of the type, the elderly scoffed at and we

had to keep an eye on the police as it was

forbidden to drink beer at the coastline

(In Norway back then most things was banned)

In the night when the grown-up had left

we made love, and it w...

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