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Eminent domain, manifest destiny, usurpation...



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Maternal grandfather of mine
long since passed among the living;
He left his Motherland
before onset of Holodomor,
a policy of the Soviet Union
aimed at the destruction
of the Ukrainian nation,
the 1932–1933 genocide in Ukraine.

The present doth bear witness
to repeated assaults upon

scapegoated innocent people.

Russian soldiers in general

and Vladimir Putin in particular

perpetuate outright injustice

against Ukrainian population.


Impossible mission to comprehend

the mindset of belligerent, egotistical,

indignant, NeoNazi, tsarist
self anointed totalitarian zealot.


Gross violation of human rights

blatantly carried out

courtesy diabolical genocidal horror

directly linkedin to Kremlin

official residence of president

of Russian Federation since 1991.


Jackknifed world wide web

teeters on the brink

of economic collapse

as mayhem rents asunder

western country Ukraine

the general Slavic word

for 'frontier region'

and 'marches' which referred,

most likely, to territories

of Kyivan Rus'.


Violation of basic covenant

imposes life and death

decision for multitudes

to flee their homeland

forsaking personal property

and cherished mementos

irreplaceable treasured trappings

left for invaders to ransack.


Those very villainous vultures

(metaphorically speaking or writing)

namely enemy Russian soldiers

bolster weaponry equipage

with disproportionate advanced

terrorizing precision machines

such as warplanes and Kalibr

(Caliber) cruise missiles,

carried by warplanes;
and Iskander missiles


allowing, enabling, and providing

a range of up to 500 kilometers

(around 300 miles);

The Soviet-designed Grad (Hail),

Smerch (Tornado) and Uragan

(Hurricane) multiple rocket launchers

designed to fire a salvo

of powerful rockets

to destroy concentrations

of troops or military equipment;
Cluster munitions and
thermobaric weapons.


Mass exodus of population

floods neighboring countries

Poland, Romania, Slovakia,
Hungary and Moldova

dazed and confused refugees

making journey across borders

crammed analogous to sardines

nevertheless hospitable strangers

welcome them with opened arms.


Without question scads of people

vulnerable to psychological ills

oversaturated with melancholia

concerning countless losses,
albeit violently wrenched

out their homeland,

whereat sons and father mandated
to stay behind and

defend the motherland
against surfeit of military might.


Meanwhile daughters and mothers

the latter saddled, and encumbered
with small children and pets

trundle toward safe haven

instantaneous citizenship guaranteed
no holds barred, nor no bolds hard.


Contrast the above with other

persecuted peoples most
allotted with melanin
and insync with attendant

definitive physical characteristics

populating marginalized jinxed

African, Central/South American,
Haitian, Mexican... regions

suffer worse fate than death


beleaguered, destitute hardship linkedin

with cutthroat fearsome insidious

lurking opportunistic ravenous

United States agents ready
to deport and send them back,

where certain misery

and interminable suffering

predictable as Earth will

rotate along 23.5 degrees

from plane of its orbit

around the sun
come the morrow.


Though aghast at grave atrocity
within the killing zone of Ukraine
will subsequently reconfigure, rejigger,

and reshuffle the Russian syndicate
of extreme wealth including Putin

controlling, governing, and
manipulating the franchise.


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