The Dream Of Emancipation - Poem by Oskar Hansen
This little town was run by important women who had leadership roles
within state and finance sector and no children played in the streets,
they were playing in a park made of foam and rubber.
Women in this town due to important work and long education,
tended to marry in their late thirties and usually with young shadowy
men who had no domestic role other than sleeping with them and
looking handsome in a suit.
In the park created by anxious mothers, a boy found a hole in the fence
squeezed through it and came into a world that had sharp corners and
hard ground, a place where animals are not toys and dogs bite when annoyed.
Curious the boy kept walking till he came to where the town ended and
the poor lived in pre-fabricated cabins and roads were only swept by women
outside their doors. Children played in the street, they were a noisy lot he soon
joined in games and had great fun and when he fell and scraped his knee cried
a little, the other children laughed, this is nothing, and he soon forgot his pain.
The boy had an epiphany, he and the other children in the foamy park were
prisoners of their over fretful mothers. He walked back to the bogus park
opened the gate wide and freed the other inmates from mothers crushing love
and guilt over not having time to nurture them.
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