Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Socialist Sonnet No. 70

Court Circular

(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.


D. A.

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