Power corrupts
You see it when
hubris erupts
and madness then
rears its fool head
so “truth” gets bled
in zeal to steal

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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

Go_A is a Ukrainian electro-folk band whose song Шум (SHUM) I fell in love with during the 2021 Eurovision contest (they were Ukraine’s representative) which led me to more of their great music. I thought I would post links to some of their songs.

Кольоровими фарбами








Добрим людям на здоров’я

The Night Before

Just hold me tight,
don't let me go.
Know that tonight
I love you so.
Tomorrow morn,
they'll sound the horn,
and I must fly.

I don't know when
I shall return,
but until then
for you I'll yearn.
So for tonight
just hold me tight
and be with me.

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2016

Image of British Troops coming ashore at Gold Beach, D-Day, World War II courtesy
of Good Free Photos.