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away from the camera

Away From the Camera. 

In the Bay of Bengal, near Tripura, a tank ship ran 
aground, an old ship that had been economical for 
its owner, carrying crude for a hungry west and
crewed by low paid seamen. And she was sold to 
the people who would tear ships apart, like French 
avant-garde butchers with hearts of frozen rocks.
Squall in the bay, the ship broke anchor and, like 
a horse that seeks grassland, she sought high seas. 
Alas she had oil onboard must be caught before spill 
washed on sandy shore. Cowboy tugboats rode out 
lassoed the old lady back to the place of destruction. 
It is in the Bay of Bengal the infidel drowned Bin Laden, 
in moonlight his coffin is a silvery specter in the bay. 
It drifted to shores of New Jersey, on the voyage made 
a devil´s pact with sandy storm; revenge for those who 
dare laugh in the face of Islam. For her crew this meant 
little, but pale memories of peace when dolphins played 
on cobalt sea, and grown men had hearts of poetry.


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  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:25:00 PM

    Jan, a lovely verse.... . Thank you for sharing, I truly enjoyed stopping by to read your poem. Good Night~ Always & Forever PD"

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 11/7/2012 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you destroyer
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 10:12:00 AM

    An excellent write that I enjoyed reading today Jan. I hope to have more time in the future to read more. Love, Carol

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 11/6/2012 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Carol
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 7:02:00 AM

    You've connected some crazy dots here; the last sentence will stick with me for a little while. love you, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 11/6/2012 11:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Kathy