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A missile fell on to this Polish place;

The media rushed to report the case.

We screamed: ‘Help! Article Five! We are doomed!’

The end of our selfish existence loomed.

But this has turned out as a false alarm,

And none of us this end will come to harm,

Unlike two poor devils who are no more;

The latest victims of this evil war.

Collateral damage their final lot,

They paid the ultimate price in this plot.

Will the real villains answer for this crime?

Though World War Three was avoided this time,

We should watch out, for the next such occasion

Could erupt into a conflagration.


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Stephen Gospage

Sun 20th Nov 2022 08:46

Thanks, Rose. It's right to be angry about this war.

And thanks to Frederick, John B and John C.

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Rose Casserley

Fri 18th Nov 2022 00:32

Its not looking good Stephen and the finger of blame is now pointing firmly at Putin for the downing of MH17-

what an EVIL BASTARD! I now that I shouldn't blaspheme but I will be praying not only for all those suffering Ukrainians but also that somebody assassinates that S/O/B!

Rose 💋

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 17th Nov 2022 21:12

Thank you for your comments, Graham and KJ. I must admit that I was worried when I heard about this, although I imagine that people in Ukraine (and now Eastern Poland) have a right to be far more worried every day.
In the end, it has been handled calmly and sensibly. But, as you say, such mishaps could lead to something terrible. Yes, grim days.

And my thanks to Tom, Stephen, Bethany and Helène for liking this poem.

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kJ Walker

Thu 17th Nov 2022 09:45

More innocent lives destroyed by this illegal conflict.
We should never forgive Russia, and even after this is over we should never trade with them again.
Another world war narrowly evaded.
These are grim days indeed.

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Graham Sherwood

Thu 17th Nov 2022 09:24

A very near miss eloquently described here Stephen. How often do dire situations develop because of a mishap? I hope people take notice. G

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 17th Nov 2022 08:19

Two innocent citizens of Poland have perished because of this blasted war. I hope no one will misunderstand who the 'real' villains are. Let's pray for peace.

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