jan oskar hansen

Occupation Of Norway 1940-1945 - Poem by jan oskar hansen

Early April when they came, snow still on
the ground, green uniforms, the enemy buying
cakes in bakeries, people still shocked,
soldiers offer children chocolate

Uneasy truce, it isn’t going to last, even though
the enemy is baby faced. Shots in the night on
of them is ambushed, sent home in a body bag;
civilian men are rounded up, some are executed.

It’s going to get worse, hunger and darkness,
but the people know the scores, they have got
invaders and odious traitors to deal with, and
refuse to be vanquished: Occupiers Go Home!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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