This is where we’ve got to in twenty three,
How to end a war? Send more weaponry.
Forget about jaw jaw, diplomacy,
Pile in more drones, and clapped out F-16s,
MLRs, tanks, radioactivity,
Media tells us war is become peace.
Is this war politics by other means?
Human lives worth less than a hill of beans?
Russia v Ukraine now become obscene,
Battlefield graveyards fill up our news screens,
Here it is summer, our trees have turned green,
Butterflies flutter, we hear buzzy bees,
New homeless in tents are down on their knees,
They pray this is not start of world war three.

Harry Rogers in the Red Bedroom, 22nd May 2023.


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