11 March 2016
Protests swept Baghdad like a storm,
With people demanding reform,
But between religion and race,
Abadi must face,
That to one faction or tother he must fawn.
12 March 2016
In a pattern all too familiar,
Rwandan soldiers are doing something sinister,
In Burundi one was arrested,
His intentions suspected,
As in Congo where they’ve tried something similar.
13 March 2016
Once again Turkey is grieving,
A bomb killing 30 this evening,
But Erdogan’s got a plan,
To arrest everyone he can;
Just who does he think he’s deceiving?
14 March 2016
Having secured Assad’s position,
Russia withdrew from the war of attrition,
Pretending at peace,
Though their support won’t cease,
Providing expertise, guns and ammunition.
15 March 2016
The Saudi coalition with a plane,
Struck Yemeni civilians again,
When a market they bombed,
And the depths they plumbed,
Of excuses inexact and inane.
16 March 2016
Clinton swept Bernie from the field,
Of delegates, Trump had a fine yield,
So Rubio dropped out,
Of this crazy bout,
And with dignity hung up his shield.
17 March 2016
On the brink, Brazil’s government totters,
After phone taps revealed that plotters,
Conspired to avoid prison,
With a ministerial position;
Sparking protests against these corrupt rotters.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.