Appeasement? (a poem)

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Has appeasement ever worked? I can't recall.

 

It seems to always precede the fall

 

Of each good intention, every kindly thought

 

Of all the hand—ringing apologists fraught

 

With knee knocking neuroses

 

And hand trembling psychoses.

 

That it leads to war is an historical fact

 

But  don't  let  that from the peace process distract.

 

Put down your arms, roll back your canon

 

Let's turn the world over to Kofi Annan.

 

 

 

Mimi Evans Winship   8 15 06

Has appeasement ever worked? I can't recall.

 

It seems to always precede the fall

 

Of each good intention, every kindly thought

 

Of all the hand—ringing apologists fraught

 

With knee knocking neuroses

 

And hand trembling psychoses.

 

That it leads to war is an historical fact

 

But  don't  let  that from the peace process distract.

 

Put down your arms, roll back your canon

 

Let's turn the world over to Kofi Annan.

 

 

 

Mimi Evans Winship   8 15 06