The World Today

The news continues bad. Assad continues to kill his own civilians who dare to question his right to rule, the Turks and French discuss creating a corridor in Syria as sanctuary, the army is now in charge in Egypt, Donald Trump demands we take Libyan oil for ourselves, Belgium’s credit rating is cut, the Germans say help is on the way, Italy offers bonds for sale but finds no buyers, and the Dow looks a lot like 1932. And that was just today.



The world today is in a time

When things unsettled start to rhyme

Assad in Syria still stands

The blood of martyrs on his hands

The Turks and French are thick as thieves

And making plans for when he leaves

A corridor they’ll put in place

So he can exit with some grace

In Egypt now the Arab Spring

Is showing what such hopes can bring

A Field Marshal is now in charge

In doorman’s uniform, size large

Even Donald wants those oils

For to the victor goes the spoils

And now poor Belgium’s rating’s cut

While Brussels sneers and says tut tut

And Deutsche Welle says don’t fear

For Steiner’s coming mit ein Heer

Italian bonds are now sky high

And café loungers wonder why

The Dow is down as concerns grew

That things look bad as ‘32

And so it goes and so it went

As now we pause in our lament

To wish the Old World bon voyage

As blood and money needs triage

The euro socialism’s dream

Now back to mark and then centime

Oh yes the world is in a time

When everything begins to rhyme


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