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Default Armageddon anyone?

Is anyone penning a few lines on far away places of which Donald knows damn all? - and whether Bolton will make a difference? - and whether we will ever get to know?
May appears to be wrapping herself in Blair's self-righteous shroud, from which he has just escaped to counsel the need for more deaths - and the witless 'Opposition' appear not a whit brighter.
Any thoughts on the verse form for the final days? - or has poetry nothing to say?
Here, daily struggling with translating 13th century warfare, my contemporary Muse has fallen chokingly silent. How are yours?
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Nigel,

I've moved this from GT, as our own poems aren't allowed on that board, but anyone can freely post here.

The title will certainly draw attention, ...and some poems, I hope!

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Armageddon anyone?
Equip elderly
professor for last battle.
Ten letters, across.
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War

Why jot a verse about this word
on a blank page as pale as death
and hope it ceases to be heard?
Why jot a verse about this word,
recall a dove’s song, now unheard,
by a bird bereft of breath?
Why jot a verse about this word
on a blank page as pale as death?
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Thanks for the elderly, Nicholas😉 Perhaps age is part of the problem. What recollection, if any, does Trump have of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
I'm rather sorry Jayne moved this thread. I was actually looking more for discussion rather than just (?) a black/gallows humour fest..... But I suppose either might be interesting - at least, for a while.
Perhaps the topic might be allowed to run on both boards? - not least as they have significantly different 'audiences' who might participate.
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I'm trying to find the GT thread where we discussed the possible spin-offs from the election of the implausible POTUS. I remember doing a Cassandra on it and being "there, there, dear"ed.

I recall refraining from Sybilline visions of blood-foaming, but now I call upon the goddess Itys to witness that I did try.
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I remember, Ann.

Apart from any new poems wrung from the scary present, I'm also finding 'other men's flowers' running through my head.

Seriously, Larkin's Next Please and comically Lister's The Owlet and the Gamekeeper. Less jovially his New Worlds for Old or, rather obviously, The Field of Dynamite.

What are you recalling?
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Equip elderly
professor for last battle.
Ten letters, across.
Brilliant!
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