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(Russian missiles have recently struck pizza restaurants in Kramatorsk and Pokrovsk in Ukraine, killing men, women and children)


Why do you hate our pizzerias?

Why do you target tomato and cheese?

What have you got against pepperoni?

Are our four seasons failing to please?


We pride ourselves on our ingredients;

Our service is rated second to none.

But your depraved senses ferret us out;

Just what in the name of God have we done?


It seems all too easy to blow these joints,

So why not try opening one instead?

We find that a wide space between the chairs

Facilitates the counting of the dead.


For any locale where people gather

Is now fair game for unspeakable you,

And the rotting heaps of half-eaten crusts

A fitting testament to your vile crew.



◄ The Body Politic

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 12th Aug 2023 10:36

Thank you so much, John and Kevin. Bombing pizzerias says so much about Russia's indiscriminate brutality. They hit a children's day centre the other day, but thankfully the kids had just gone home.
Sometimes it's hard to know what to say.....

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john short

Sat 12th Aug 2023 09:38

I really like this!

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 11th Aug 2023 08:22

Thank you Uilleam and Manish, and to John C for the like.
It's true that too many cheapskate politicians in Europe were, and still are, admirers of Putin.

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Manish Singh Rajput

Wed 9th Aug 2023 10:12

This is just pure brilliance, Stephen G! Witty, powerful and gripping.
Thank you for this.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Wed 9th Aug 2023 09:34

Keep up the good work Stephen.

Questions need to be asked of people in high places (and not so high places) in the UK, about who are his friends and admirers (self proclaimed) in the UK....?
Just saying!

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