The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Qaddafi – Rest in Torment

No doubt you’ve read that Qaddafi is dead -
He’ll kill and torture no more.
For forty-two years the country he’d led
Was bathed in anguish and gore.

The people rose up and though thousands were killed,
They defeated the beast in the end.
And now they’ve got a new nation to build
And the wounds of a war to mend.

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