The blame and shame shoots mainly at the planes…

(a eulogy for presidential piracy)

Remains the pain1
quite near the plane
by villainy
viciously triggered
disingenuously disclaimed
their sons and daughters
seizing
for perfidious empires’
seething
while claims
for shattered glass
for tattered torsos
for fractured families
favourite fiends
do blame,
Excused are none
whose martial ties
in torrential
schemes are won.
Without dispute
with stolen oil
no wounds to salve
remain.
His ill repute
on foreign soil
without bounds
magnifies
his shame.

 

  1. Pronunciation exercises for pestilential presidential potentates in aeronautical atrocities adrift. []
Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..