- by Ian Reed -
I checked the dateline twice: October 9th.
Not April 1st? No hoax, no prank, no jest?
Obama's got the Nobel Prize for Peace?
Some sick joke played by pundits of the West?
that this new rider of th'imperial beast
should garner that or any accolade
while daily orchestrating War's increase.
O History's Muse, report what you have seen:
how War devours the labors of the poor,
their livelihoods. Meantime, the sick get sicker;
the rich get even richer than before.
Perhaps the noble Norway nobles hoped;
a self-fulfilling prophecy foresaw,
yet merely gloss Obama's rhetoric:
Though subtly waged, it's still peace-polished War.
Oct. 9, 2009