Thursday, June 24, 2021

Socialist Sonnet No. 39


Which white horse – this one or that – is Russian,

Or does it come under Britannia’s rule?

Perhaps the wave could be Chinese, they feel

Compelled to pursue a global mission,

Though the USA will be duty bound

To claim the oceans as rightfully theirs,

Being de facto governor of world affairs,

Setting the seas on democratic ground.

Time to send a gunboat just to make sure

No competitor’s counter claim persists,

Crewed, of course, by highly trained journalists

To make the news territory secure.

As an exercise in futility,

It’s as sensible as bombing the sea.

D. A.

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