Monday, March 20, 2017

Путин

Путин 
by
Sabio

















One more demonized,
Never have I seen.
Caricatured,
Vilified,
Maligned,
Reviled,
Villianized.
Yet you stand,
Compared to the others - 
The stone throwers - 
Head and shoulders above,
A saint by comparison. 
If you have killed,
So have they...
And greater more by far.
Didn't one say the other day,
"Turns out I am really good..."?
He meant, "at killing people."
You are no Mother Theresa
Nor are you Mandela,
Not by a stretch,
But more rational
More sensible,
More of a leader than the rest
You appear to be.
And...
As incongruous as it might seem,
Perhaps the deliverance
Of this unipolar world
Rests with you.

[photo art by Ric Couchman]