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Playing with a form to create an example poem, to keep me writing and inspired by current events.   So here is an attempt at a Dutch Sonnet.   I know my iambic pentameter suffers a little.

A hero rises in this world today.
Ukraine, an Eastern European state,
a sovereign country is in the way
of Putin's dreams to reinstate the late
USSR demised some 30 years away.
Its President refuses to fall prey. 
To stay means death. he will not kau-tau. 
Is flight to fight a better option now? 

The people, teachers, store clerks, chefs, and more
stand tall behind the man who chose to lead
from where their capital resides.  Where war
is banging on the door. Assassins fail.
He walks among his troops to feed a need
but Russia's might may be much to prevail. 
                              ~~Judi Van Gorder


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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Are we inspired by world events, or are we now suffering from world events?

A deserving accolade to a deserving leader. A complicated form well executed.

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