Friday 20 May 2016
In the latest dire warning,
Of steady global warming,
Phalodi hit fifty-one,
Degrees, adding to the tonne,
Of evidence the Republicans are ignoring.
Saturday 21 May 2016
An American Reaper Drone,
Having tracked a suspicious phone,
Struck the Taliban’s top man,
Causing Pakistan to publicly groan.
Sunday 22 May 2016
In Israel the Minister of Defence,
At being undermined, took offence,
Moshe Yaalon stepped aside,
Replaced by a man few can abide,
Uninterested in bringing down the fence.
Monday 23 May 2016
In Austria National Socialism was beaten,
By a whisker, and continues to threaten.
It was the Greens that held them off,
In a knife edge vote, a standoff,
Leaving Europe’s collective memory smitten.
Tuesday 24 May 2016
To Turkey the UN came,
Where it failed to lay the blame,
For starvation and massacre,
And humanitarian disaster,
On dictators to whom it is tame.
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Embattled, embittered and resentful,
In Brussels, were happenings most eventful,
Greece won an economic reprieve,
With a bailout, and debt relief,
Though of austerity most are lamentful.
Thursday 26 May 2016
As China tests the US will to flight,
It flexes its military might,
Sending nuclear submarines,
In a Cold War like scene,
To the Pacific, at which few expressed delight.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.