Australian poet, Australian traditional poetry, Formal poetry, poem, poetry, Putin, Russo / Ukraine war, sonnet, Spenserian sonnet, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
It’s out! The truth is spoken by the West:
It’s not about the people of Ukraine!
The leaders of ‘Utopia’ confessed
(Though anyone possessing half a brain,
Who has the sense to get out of the rain,
Knows they don’t care for Ukraine’s sovereign rights.)
It’s all about regime change, I’ll explain:
It’s Putin who is squarely in their sights.
It is for this their foolish proxy fights.
Putin holds back the poisoned Western tide
That sweeps across the world — dimming the lights.
The West wishes to have a puppet guide
Great Holy Russia to the wrecking yards,
And Putin, Nemesis, holds all the cards.
— D.N. O’Brien