Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather


They come in all shapes and sizes,

from different parts of the globe.

Yet they possess distinct attributes,

qualities which make them stand out.

Let' peer into the looking glass,

and what do we see?

The Great Il Duce Mussolini,

who was an army deserter.

A pompous brat if ever there was one.

Then the failed artist,

the lance corporal in the Reichswehr,

A beloved Fuhrer of the Reich.

Stalin of Mother Russia,

a naughty boy and violent too,

 who trained to be a priest

but turned out to be an atheist.

Confused at least!

Now we turn our gaze

on mediocrity, a nobody,

A KGB agent skulking around East Germany,

in those enlightened Soviet Times.

Now the Saviour of the Russian Empire.

Birds of a feather do flock together,

their contribution to humanity is immense.

Millions slaughtered .

Is it not high time

that Putin put his money where his mouth is?

And joined his men on the front line.

Instead of getting others to sit in the mud and slime.

◄ La Ermita

The City of Shadows ►


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Kevin Tan

Thu 25th May 2023 16:22

Congratulations! Your hostility has now surpassed The Great Dictators 😃!

Now, let's rebuild this Earth!

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keith jeffries

Wed 24th May 2023 09:40

Thank you to all who liked and commented on this poem. It is alarming to think how such nondescript individuals are able to reach positions of great power and cause untold chaos and misery. Putin is one in a long line of such twisted yet evil beings. Even in the UK and the USA we need to be on our guard.
Thank you again,

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 24th May 2023 08:32

A very sobering and cleverly written piece, Keith. You bring out your message very well. Not much chance of Putin turning up at the front line, though. He probably has doubles to do that!

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 23rd May 2023 17:56

Interesting that they had/have one thing in common: the ability to
seize a time, place and opportunity to devastating effect when
their respective backgrounds (perhaps we could add Napoleon?)
would appear to indicate no chance at all of achieving anything
remotely possible.

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Tue 23rd May 2023 16:25

Yes, a powerful poem. Mankind's endless folly. Thank you Keith.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Tue 23rd May 2023 08:44

Thank you Keith.
Each of them monsters indeed.
But equally worrying are the current "enemies within" the UK and elsewhere, who are chiselling away at our hard won freedoms whilst engaging in the politics of hate.

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 22nd May 2023 20:22

It is a stark reminder of how weak we are as a species that we allow 'small men' to take control over our lives to such a devastating degree.

Thank you for this disquieting piece Keith.

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Manish Singh Rajput

Mon 22nd May 2023 18:45

Brilliantly written with upright references, facts, rage and imagery, Keith. A powerful poem all and all.
Thank you.

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