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Christmas rush

Christmas Rush 

The sun was blood red looked like a big wound
on the flank of an elephant shot by poachers.
It dripped blood on white, woolly clouds which
slowly turned red as the bandage on a fatally 
shot soldier who slowly died as his eyes turned 
into a mirror of the cold sky. In the town, air is
 torn into puffs of powder as a red ambulance 
comes to an abrupt halt a man on a dirty floor 
surrounded by presents for his family, his eyes 
reflects the absurdity of a Christmas decorated 
supermarket- his widow will be handed his gifts- 
 As I drive home a bag of night opens and strews
 its soothing darkness over the land, but nearby
 an anguished elephant still trumpets. 

Copyright © jan oskar hansen

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  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:33:00 PM
    Lonely and sad.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 12/22/2012 4:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sometimes it is good to be alone
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 1:15:00 PM
    Although very sad, I enjoyed reading this well written poem. I hope your Christmas is happier. Warm thoughts, Ralph

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 12/21/2012 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope so too