by Kevin T McEneaney
Is this the mug that launched a thousand tanks?
Who bombed hospital maternity wards?
Who shelled elementary schools at noon?
Who abducted 20,000 orphans,
dumping them in Sakhalin prison camp?
Who sent a hundred thousand teenagers
to rape, pillage, and torture citizens?
Who ordered the butchering of children?
Who wished to compete with Vlad Impaler?
Who was a pious Orthodox Christian
kneeling, praying before antique icons?
Yes, I saw him smile on television
when he buffaloed American Prez
with the cool charm of a crocodile smile….