Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Socialist Sonnet No. 103

Fall Out


Was there ever an unjustified war

In which profit and national vanity

Weren’t declared? The loss of humanity

Always, it seems, an acceptable score.

Slaughter becomes a mere mundanity,

Even as rhetorical voices soar

And conflicting ambitions would restore

Personal advancement through calamity.

Those who count themselves as superior

Visionaries, infallible succeeders,

Plot and contrive each other’s undoing.

Meanwhile those considered inferior,

The other ranks, could look beyond leaders

And determine they’re all worth eschewing.


D. A.

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