Libya (draft 3)

After the drone
of UN debate
remarks, delay

Remarkable, he,
Nicolas Sarkozy, sees
mad Gaddafi foam at Benghazi
by the light of the super moon and he
notifies Ban Ki-moon of deeds to come

Summon up the leagues of voices
Summon up the jets and
strike mad Gaddafi’s tanks
Yes! Indeed deeds come
gravely to victory
sad freedom late, hard
a cry

Remarkable at last, thank God
the French have arrived, and
the dither deaths can begin to cease,
though the dead of two weeks
lay in their graves unmarked
or hidden by dithering

A French plane strikes a tank.
There is hope.

—Douglas Gilbert


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