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The Cold War ended โ€” what a shame!

Now NATO had one chance for fame.

One chance to keep itself alive.

One chance for NATO to survive.

Its Raison Dโ€™รชtre put to bed

It must expand or drop down dead,

And so it gazed unto the East

In that direction saw a feast โ€”

Some nations who could join its pact,

And NATO of course honour lacked,

So Russiaโ€™s cries fell on deaf ears,

And NATOโ€™s moves entrenched its fears.

Then NATO looked at the Ukraine,

Its oil, its coal, its fields of grain,

And said: โ€œCome join us in our fold,

We promise greenbacks, graft and gold.โ€

But Putin said: โ€œForget it mate!

Ukraine will stay a neutral state

Or else weโ€™ll blow it all to bits!โ€

Zelensky, scared out of his wits,

But quite safe in his acting role

Then said to NATO: โ€œBless my soul,

I think perhaps we should give in

For that would be the lesser sin.

I know this Putin pretty well,

He may just send us all to Hell!โ€

But NATO said: โ€œDo as youโ€™re told.

Youโ€™ll win an Oscar, maybe gold.

Youโ€™ll take out the Nobel Peace Prize โ€”

Listen to us for we are wise.

We, NATO, will most surely win โ€”

Fight to the last Ukrainian!

So you must now prepare for war

Train up the NAZIs at your core,

Though you of course are just a Jew,

A figure head โ€” thatโ€™s nothing new.โ€

So after 7 years of war,

Putin no longer could ignore

His fellow Russians in Ukraine,

The thousands dead, their constant pain,

Zelensky sitting on his ass,

The rockets raining on Donbas.

And so at last, his patience lost,

And knowing, great the coming cost,

He gave the order to attack;

To stretch Ukraine upon the rack

Of bloody war, as NATO cheered,

As peace, the state that NATO feared,

Was then consigned to flaming Hell.

And oโ€™er Ukraine the acrid smell

Of burning flesh suffused the air,

As NATO in its Western lair

Winked at its friends who make the guns;

And mothers grieved for slaughtered sons.

โ€” D.N. Oโ€™Brien