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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.

(Article changed on May 08, 2021 at 11:41 PM EDT)


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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging (more...)

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