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