Let's Send a Video of Our Dinner to Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and North Korea

What a beautiful evening! Here comes
The senator. Suited and pompous, he sits
With his kids and his grandchildren.
Waiters arrive, bringing menus and water,
And all, in due time, find their food to be
Perfect, delicious. It's been a good day
In this part of world, but elsewhere it
Hasn't. The senator and his associates,
All of them seemingly high-minded,
Searching for votes, have decided
That those who have nothing in places
The wrong people rule should go
Without food, without clothes,
Without medicines. Sanction them.
Why not? It's cheaper than war,
And one's hands don't get bloody.
One gets to come home for a meal
With the family. Others may suffer,
But, really, who cares? It's a wonderful
Evening here.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-03-24 at 00:43

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Sanctions! The gentle art of restricting some oligarch from having cocktails in their favourite bar in NewYork or Moscow or Beijing!