from day to days
from a day
Remember there the good time when we thought “Reader's digest.
Was high literature, the teller of the truth?
When I was propagandist luring us with fine words
When we got older we learned and these days even the Guardian
follows a political policy skirting the truth.
There are the lie and the truth, but convention stops us from telling
anyone how it was.
I wrote a story of sea life and young men the story was met
pith d deadly silence because I used the language of a time gone
when a whore was not a sex-worker.
People feel offended when met with untarnished truth,
write about the green sea and not of mass- murder of old people
An editor wrote me a long letter of refusal when to simple
words like “ off “would be better and less insulting.
But that is the way it is better to be kind than truthful.
Copyright © jan oskar hansen | Year Posted 2020
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