doug bentley


Goose Steps Up My Spine - Poem by doug bentley

millions starved to death:
missiles fired overhead.

sea games with seoul
under nato* control.


pyongyang power ill prince
trotting past mad troops.

when he stands in his suit
generals all about salute

and smirk.


quaint peasants in rows
step goose bumps up my arms

for as far as totems go
it's grim as stalin

and that pole has been climbed


*NATO


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Vigil: Korean War Armistice Agreement July 27,1953

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 3, 2014


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