by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor
“Putin began a war against Ukraine, and against the entire democratic world. He wants to destroy our country, and everything we have been building. But we know the strength of the Ukrainian people.”
– Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine
“Let each of us if you’re able to stand, stand and send an unmistakable signal to Ukraine and to the world.”
– Joe Biden, U.S. President
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Putin: The Bloody Tyrant
by Irene Fowler
Putin: Narcissist-Cruel-Bloodsucker, is thy dreaded, ill-famed name
You portray a corrupted, addled mind; fatally feral and deranged
And blanket humanity with venality, terror and gory shame
Your place in history, reserved, for the diabolical-criminal-insane.
Toy-General, pitiless-leader, master-fraudster
Lawless-one, corrupter-in-chief, crime-boss
Geo-architect of irreparable, costly, and deadly global loss
Thou abhor, ridicule, that which is noble, true and just.
Hence; hissing, seething, venomous, vipers vibrate their rattlers
Drum beats of war reverberate; warnings of vicious, bloody battle
Manifold alerts, alarms, and sirens, blare and blast
The doves of peace and quiet; for now lassoed and latched.
Shrieks, wails, cries, and heavy sighs
How many precious, innocent bodies have to die
Unjust war; making of life and light, a charade, sham, and lie
While the unlit, pitch-dark nights of the soul, mock yesteryear’s lullabies.
Hurry! make haste to the buses and trains
Flee! ride away from the fearful sights and bloodstains
Loved one’s, past lives, and creature comforts, left behind; forcibly jettisoned
Take heed! life is fickle, capricious; tis a cruel, harsh, unwelcome lesson.
Putin: You threaten, menace, the world with the nuclear button
Of a truth, evidence thou art through and through; loathsome, rotten
Humanity abides, side by side, with a besieged, brave, sovereign Ukraine
FREE UKRAYINA! Our justified, strong and ceaseless; universal refrain.
© 2022 by Irene Fowler