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Ode to the people of Norway

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Ode to the people of Norway

Ode to the people of Norway Strophe O, the darkness has descended on a paradise Of Norway’s bounties of nature On the people living a quiet life Not concerned about the politics ever A drug addict, calling himself a warrior Taking pride of being a savior of Europe Unmindful of the death toll of the young Rejoicing in the tears falling from their eyes A Hitler has raised his ugly head up Polluting the minds of the old and the young. Antistrophe But trying to take a refuge to insanity Taking drugs to make himself efficient and awake Priding over to start war for years sixty Pleading not guilty to terrorism namesake Though confessing to bombing and rampage But remaining unaffected by what happened Thus his plea assures him of future court hearings By the attacks Norway is riveted with rage By Breivik’s paranoid writings stunned Hundreds thronged the courthouse proceedings. Epode With tears in their eyes people paid homage To the victims laying roses a few feet deep While the killer faces 21 years in prison The stiffest sentence can be given by a Norwegian judge His lawyer says the whole case suggests his client is insane The Royal couple consoled people and tears shed The prime minister called it a national tragedy And summed it up “evil can never defeat a nation” The killer may enjoy Halden, the luxurious jail in the world Where cells have flat TV and designer furniture facility.
+++++++++ * I wrote this poem two years back when the tragedy took place. Not posted anywhere Date 4-11-13 Dr. Ram Mehta Tenth Place win Contest: Ode (Old/new) poetry by SKAT Love

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 5:34:00 PM
    It is sad to see the state of imprisonment and justice today. These people should be punished for their crimes, yet they are living better than most of us these days. A very interesting write, Dr. Ram. Very well expressed! Congratulations on your win, as well!

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 7:06:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Dr Ram

  1. Date: 1/13/2014 6:13:00 PM
    That was such a tragic incident ....a day of tears...

  1. Date: 1/13/2014 2:27:00 PM
    DR RAM, :) CONGRATS.... Love ~ SKAT~

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta
    Date: 1/14/2014 6:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for my placement, Skat
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 1:12:00 AM
    touching ode lover of humankind can accurately compose. Thanks for sharing the sad story of Norway! Friend, JM

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 10:29:00 AM
    A sad write on this tragic incidence in Norway. Only such a short sentence for such a horrific crime. Makes you shake your head. Well written. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 5:03:00 PM
    A tragedy of the highest kind Dr. Ram, but your words bring it home even deeper. Wonderful piece and a pleasure to read, James :)

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 3:31:00 PM
    has it been two years? well 19 more to go. and what happens then? whats wrong with this picture?

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 3:24:00 PM
    Sad nd tragic write thank you for sharing it with all of us. It was very emotional written. and thank you for your comments on my work. cheri

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 1:47:00 PM
    This is a poem of epic proportions, a monument to those who fell, massacred by a beast and betrayed by the judicial system! I bow before the beauty and structure of this monumental work! A 7! the least I can do! Luck not needed for the contest for quality its advocate is!

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 1:15:00 PM
    An unspeakable tragedy... that happens all too often, nowadays... great poem... Terry

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 10:53:00 AM
    Your write is so pictured and Royalty, cruel destroy to Norwegian you state here very clearly.Ecellent ode hopes for the win in History of norway people and in the contest...

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 10:17:00 AM
    thank you Doc for the critic on my Ode its only the second one I've ever attempted to write and I 'm not quite sure if I understand what they want here. I'll keep trying.

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 10:01:00 AM
    - A terrible tragedy for the Norwegian people. - One man can destroy and kill as incomprehensible many people .... dead and wounded .... hate from a "crazy" man ... 21 years in prison -> ridiculous judicial system in Norway .... I am embarrassed by Norway. --- Norway "bathe" in roses and grief. . . death and love - a day or a year that will never be forgotten!!(22.07.2011) - Thank you Dr. Ram! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/4/2013 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Luck in contest !! :))
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 9:22:00 AM
    I've also participated in the contest, yours better than mine.

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 8:58:00 AM
    I read your work today..Reads like a winner to me..Sara

    Bantawa Avatar Kiran Bantawa
    Date: 11/4/2013 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've also participated in the contest, yours better than mine.