Mars looks down from the heavens on
Yet another war set in train,
Fought face to face and by proxy
Across and for the Ukraine.
While presidents and their minions
Make claim against counter claim.
Though broadcasting their differences,
They are all really the same.
Not one of them prepares accounts
Of ordinary lives lost,
As long as their stock is rising,
It’s an acceptable cost.
The present main protagonist
Is, of course, evil or mad.
Such is the accusation made
By the bombers of Baghdad.