I see the hues

bi- coloured stripes

yellows and blues

Eastern flag flown

across western skies

Free world décor

Anti-Putin humour

Streaks of solidarity

Concern for wounding stripes

issued by anti-Ukraine strikes

dealing deadly blows

to innocence and naivete

among close relations

distanced by an era

of quasi democracy

While money

tills still

talk volumes

no Swift sanctions

kill Putin’s baby

prematurely.

Zelenzky refusal of a ride

strikes pride of western donors

And military might

Gifts into sight

Slow and steady

swift money matters

promise louder talk

shouting tighter futures

This devil child will not grow.

Enough is enough.

27th February 2022