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.

On Principle

Her knife cut deep
Her words deeper
But though I weep
bleeding’s cheaper
For while she’s strong
she’s mostly wrong
and I won’t lie

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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

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Snot-Nosed Bully

The bombs still fall
People still die
Behind it all
a fragile guy
who felt lessened
And thus “threatened”
the lout lashed out

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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

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