Australian poet, AZOV, Formal poetry, poem, poetry, Russo / Ukraine war, sonnet, Spenserian sonnet, Zelensky
Pariah of the past, but now transformed
Into the sweetest state that one could find.
The neo-Nazi nation is reformed,
Unrecognizable, one of a kind;
AZOV atrocities left far behind.
Yes it’s a miracle, this new Ukraine —
It’s now by those who loathed it wined and dined!
It is a mystery, one racks one’s brain
To come up with a theory to explain
How such a lump of shit became a jewel.
A noble Abel where was once a Cain!
What’s more, its leader who once played the fool,
The idiot, the joker, and the queer,
Is now the shining knight who knows no fear.
— D.N. O’Brien