Russian tanks veer wildly before exploding. Russian soldiers run in every direction, some ablaze.
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21 thoughts on “Russian tanks, or: Toy soldiers”
Great David, I have not seen a Septolet before I like its simplicity of form and the way it captures a picture brilliantly 🙂
💘 🙏🏻 Ange 🙏🏻 💘
Up in smoke sadly true! ❣️
🧡😢 Cindy 😢🧡
When will it stop??…………………………………………………………………
💔🙏🏻 Terveen 🙏🏻💔
May they go down with the sinking sun, for unleashing terror on a peaceful nation. Hail Ukraine!
💝🙏🏻 Lamittan 🙏🏻💝 ~ Amen!
Or strings singe and burn ITS fingers
💚🙏🏻 Andrew 🙏🏻💚 ~ indeed
Or soldier puppets dangling on Putin’s strings.
💙🙏🏻 Andrew 🙏🏻💙 ~ yep
It’s like a horror movie
Sending shivers down your spine
🤍🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻🤍
Hard to think about the physical realities of this terrible war! Vivid poem, David!
💔🙏🏻 Cheryl 🙏🏻💔
Hate to like this, but it’s a good poem, briefly and succinctly pointing out the horrors 😥
🖤🙏🏻 Paula 🙏🏻🖤 ~ I agree
Dang i can see them running ablaze!! great poem.
🤎🙏🏻 Art 🙏🏻🤎 ~ thanks