Saturday, 30 December 2017

Degree of Support

The Ambassadors to the UN
were called upon today to cast their votes
for or against the Motion
condemning Trump’s decision
to capitalise JERUSALEM.

Israel, of course, voted with America.

As did Guatemala and Honduras.
Togo went along with it too.
The Federated States of Micronesia
lead the way and in their wake followed
the Marshall Islands, Nauru and Palau.
Let’s call them ‘The Seven Dwarves’.

The Dwarves account for 0.5%
of the seven billion.

© Richard Devereux

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Richard Devereux is a member of Lansdown Poets and Bristol Stanza. His collection Bill tells the story of his grandfather, a soldier of World War One who fought on the Balkan front in northern Greece. Richard taught English in Athens and his knowledge of Greece inspires and informs much of his writing. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and on-line magazines.