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Sonnet: May 2, 2011: The Voodoo Raid

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Sonnet: May 2, 2011: The Voodoo Raid

by John Kendall Hawkins


Ten years ago "we" took out bin laden,

raided poppy fields for oil and freedom;

omerta SEALs revealed; John Brennan lied;

to date, no forensics prove the Sheik died;

9 Eleven™ became Antietam;

Abbottabad, a Hope and Change trade-in,

a Bush gift to Barry for The Bailout;

the Press swooned, preened all Leni Riefenstahl;

the war on abstract language was begun;

bodies fell like Icarus from the sun;

the Russian Vietnam, "our" longest brawl;

a "journo" movie sealed off any doubt.

When Trump re-enacted the raid, in Idlib,

there was restless crazy in the dark crib.

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