Tin Soldiers

When I was a boy, several millennia ago, I, like most of my compatriots, had a box of lead soldiers, but we all called them tin soldiers. It would seem that the guys in NATO headquarters in Brussels also have tin soldiers, though in a much bigger box, a box on which Putin is about to close the lid.

Ukraine is such a sorry mess
What happens next is just a guess
We know it’s just a stepping stone
We know it’s not Ukraine alone
It’s not just Lithuania
The man just has a mania
To recreate USSR
The Near Abroad and Near Afar
Warm water ports and ice free seas
Murmansk is nice but Riga please
He knows that NATO is so weak
The politicians mild and meek
It doesn’t take a sly old fox
To put tin soldiers in a box

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