Vladimir Putin

A winner he is, again
Dutch authorities’ brutality at
Russian citizens, a diplomat
Which part is untrue, insane?

@D

Whataboutism

It is true that the issues are sad
From privacy to the Syrian war
It is true so much of it is bad
We see things decent people abhor

Yet key figures here make me smile
The clash of personalities who are
Gifted with their charismatic style
We must bear more than one star

Russia, once first on spying,
First on violence in prison,
Now Vladimir Putin is champion
For the free nation’s failing

Vladimir Putin offers safety
To Edward Snowden
And Barack Obama then
Refuses Putin’s hospitality

Yet the US-president
Still has the intent
To relate with, visit Russia
Thus politicians pass this arena

How to summarize this schism
It’s the theater of whataboutism
I stopped judgingYet admire individuals shining

@D

Edward Snowden

European states offended Bolivia’s president
To the core over Edward Snowden
The president morally won at this event
What happened then?

Snowden now wants to stay with the Russians
Russia wants to abandon computers
For reliable German typewriters
Espionage is a world of comedians

It’s too tempting for governments
Not to eavesdrop
At the others’ moments
It’s a sad flop

Reading piles of love letters
Advertising mails
Among all those tales
Once a thing that ‘matters’

I see no real hero
A spy is in the eyes
Of the own party a zero;
Beast of burden under other skies

@D

Chinese President

Smile on a humorist face
Over US-information misfortune
Who holds the ace
When gloating over a broken balloon

It’s inappropriate to gloat
Over the sanctity of the human body
In the information race, it’s scape goat
Decency is always in custody

@D