A Deadly Impasse

With proceedings underway to impeach and

Senate yet to pronounce verdict to unseat

A clown perpetrates a crisis in the interim

Amidst the political landscape of Middle East


Snuffing out an officer at top echelons of armed forces

On unsubstantiated pretext of planning attacks

Of diversionary intent so disingenuous,

This strategy smacks


Crippling a nation with illegitimate sanctions

By scuttling a pact and ruffling feathers

Naive the bully was, in taking cudgels against

An adversary, assuming they were pushovers


Over the casket of slain general, the country vowed

To slap the aggressor in the face and in outrage wept

Through a shower of ballistic missiles on Usanian air bases

Promise of a retaliatory strike, the Persians kept


Allegations of asymmetric warfare they ascribe

Whilst practicing doctrine of invading nations on the sly,

Ensconced with military bases across the Persian Gulf, to

Meddle in proxy wars on foreign soils alongside their allies


Though good sense prevailed, no more armed conflict

Underlined the President’s speech

Nevertheless, the House of Representatives legislated

Curtailing power to launch military action beyond his reach

What’s my calling?

What’s my calling?

To face dejections appalling

Few discover it late

Mine continues to evade


My pricking conscience

Without being pretentious

Questions the soul

Is it justified in expecting a dole?


None to haul over the coal

Whoever with a nonexistent goal

and lackadaisical attitude, the life path stroll

Success keeps a distance of a barge pole


Each one is blessed with some aptitude

Lame are excuses of Ineptitude

Rust gathered must be shorn

To put to use, skill ought to be honed


Let go of the mundane rigmarole

Creative pursuits shall put you on a roll

A little effort and jostling

Of the mind, unravels a genie named “calling”.