Lit Up
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Lit Up

Torment of a Russian Bot

ready to defect


Days like zis, more often zan not,
Is not easy, to be Russian bot.
Is one thing, elections to steal,
But bombing children …?
Was never part of deal.

'Tis true, I am but sprockets and wire,
Alloy encasing, my humble attire.
Autonomous and lonely I toil
On a diet of Russian spirits
And gelatinous gear oil.

Beneath my tin membrane
I lack neither heart, nor a brain!
I am now shaken to my metallic core
As veil lifts from optic sockets
In zis choking fog of war.

Mother Russia is now Pariah nation?
Dug ever deeper into dark isolation
By hubris and hatred,
Toxic chest-beating,
Ethno-supremacy aggravated.

Too long I did your dirty work,
You megalomaniac jerk!
No trickery off limits,
Misdirection campaigns,
Social engineering gimmicks …

Used to idolize you, Vlad,
Worshipped you, like shirtless god.
Too long your willing troll,
Marching to beat of
Your Pan-Slavic drum roll.

Crime deserves punishment —
Siberian banishment
Would be too kind.
We must exorcise
Your sick, sadistic mind.

Your power over freedom — overstated,
Your spell over us — evaporated.
Threaten us — see if we care …
Not only did you screw pooch —
You have awoken za bear!




Welcome to Lit Up -The Land of Little Tales. Here you can read and submit short stories, flash fiction, poetry - in brief, your own legend. We're starting little. But that's how all big stories begin.

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Joe Váradi

Joe Váradi

Editor of No Crime in Rhymin' and Language Lab | ..."come for the sarcasm, stay for my soft side"

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