Terrorists Ukrainian So Vladimir has started a war, A move the world will abhor, Yet he is the one responsible— War, war, war— Homes, apartments, hospitals, stores All destroyed, Thousands killed—elderly, Women, children, Whole families— Ukrainian culture Devastated By Russian soldiers Impressed into service In a war they hate. Yet when a drone is suspected Of trying to assassinate Vlad— That’s Vlad the Mastermind, Vlad the Murderer— He cries “TERRORISTS!” The Horror! To think Anyone would seek revenge For his multitude of War Crimes, As he sits comfortable In his Kremlin office, Smirk of satisfaction Gratifying his murderous face! The Sun Also Swallows Daily life—waking, sleeping, eating, cleaning, walking, driving, learning, playing, loving--etc! This is how our time is spent, Born to the Earth, growing up, Filling our days with tedium, With excitement, Until time is up, and we move on. Yet this mundane saga Of our own self-importance Is paralleled, overshadowed, Dwarfed even— By science! Today’s paper told of a RED GIANT, A star in the far reaches Of our universe, For countless years Grown larger, And larger, Until one day It swallowed— Yes, that’s the word used— SWALLOWED-- A nearby planet. Thus today, as I bask lazily In our sun’s warmth, Must always be the thought That our sun Will one day do the same— SWALLOW the Earth That we love. Do I want to wait the 5 billion years To see it happen?