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

Published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

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.

It Was This Big

I want to fly
like a fishhook
tied by that guy
in that old book
I never read
whose author’s dead
who dreamed of streams

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

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Not a Picnic

Holding tight to
her teddy bear
on a flight through
here to somewhere
as nightmares play
both night and day
to form her norm

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Looking for a decorative halloween pillow? My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!