Ryan J-W Smith, author of ‘500 Shakespearean Sonnets: the diary of a poetic quest for truth’, writes a new sonnet almost everyday in his ‘Sonnet Blog’.
His latest sonnet – his 700th – deals with the rising tensions between the West/Israel and Iran.
SONNET 700 – September 27th, 2012
And when you strike Iran, what happens next;
You know that Russia cannot let it pass;
Should China bare another false pretext?
Iraq was greed – this is a different class.
Is Israel prepared for holy war;
Are Saudi’s ready for complete revolt;
Is London ripe to taste the terror core?
(This time a true-flag ‘backpack’ would assault.)
Good people of Iran, we are the same:
The West plants victims – we did not ‘elect’!
We citizens (who know) are not to blame:
If we could form a wall, we would deflect.
The honest fool rhymes truthful, if he speaks:
And World War Three, ’tis clear – my ‘master’ seeks.
© Ryan J-W Smith, 2012