(A Tale of Two Leaders)
One summoned to court in recognition
Of his leadership in commissioning
Bombing, shelling, blasting and reducing
Cities to rubble. True to his mission,
No matter what the human rights and wrongs,
Or the legal opinion of lawyers.
Another, once a lawyer who prefers
The statesman’s mantle and honorary gongs,
Who also had cities blasted and shelled
To wrack and ruin, the dead unreckoned,
Has been duly recognised and beckoned
To appear at the Queen’s court, having excelled,
In profiting from political barter,
To merit the Order of the Garter.