Russian Jihad

Death shan’t be feared
during this fight
for sins are cleared
and souls blanched white
Heaven awaits
with open gates
Putin’s plug-ins

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2023

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At least so says Russian Orthodox patriarch Kirill. I missed this in September and only learned of it while reading about Putin’s “our real Christmas not your fake Christmas” cease-fire request.

Giving Credence

It was a cult
but then it grew
and the result
was something new
with followers
like churchgoers
to care it's there

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

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Hey! My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!

Epiphany

On the twelfth day
there were three kings
which in some way
led to five rings
(or for the kooks
led to five toques
Bob and Doug’s brand)

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Epiphany is the day the three wise men or kings arrived at the stable where the baby had been born. It is said to have occurred twelve days after the birth, thus giving us the Twelve Days of Christmas, and is traditionally celebrated on 6 January. When my mother was a child where she grew up it was also the day Christmas gifts were exchanged.

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