1966 (The Great Purge) - Poem by Mason Maestro
The New Year grows dark
A ministry spearheads the arts
The Chairman has turned bold
With Brezhnev’s influence
Now out the door
Nuclear program mounts
And food exports soar
Why were they scared of this dragon?
It’s more than just their books!
Forced to ride thev starvation wagon
At the hands of red Peking crooks
Trust lost through misleading means
Can you hear the Chinese screams?
These purges seek reform
Even reaching the Gang of Four
Eliminate the Nationalist hoard
The Great Leap Forward springboard
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