East Ukraine

Parts of Holland may decide

To choose Russia over us

For all I care–why fuss

Let people freely decide



Lakes, canals nearly overflood

Marinas, some homes did flood

Rarely I heard such rain

Some people are in pain


Bad News

It seems to have no end
It gets harder to digest now
I try to defend
Faith in humanity, somehow

It’s wrong to choose sides
Between East & West Ukraine
If it’s for Russia the East takes strides,
All opposition will be in vain

Yet, Ukraine brought itself shame
Who really attacked the plane?
Can Russia afford to defame
It’s big seat in the human chain?

I regret the USA isn’t impartial
It should let go of Ukraine’s choices
The EU won’t be universal
It cannot but accept other voices

Then, local customs differ from ours
Everybody is saddened by everybody
Misunderstandings take hours
Now, loss of dignity they embody

One thing I can’t understand
Why air traffic doesn’t avoid
Violent areas–safety it must defend
Yet, cost is what gets them annoyed



I try to see others as they are
There’s enough I don’t see
Space is a soothing ware
Life itself makes free



Time lines & convention
Can be an enemy to truth
Don’t make them a disruption
Wisdom may sooth