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Poem by Filippo Cassinelli

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THE GENERAL

Defender in chief
of the republic
goose steps
on the boulevard.

His helmet,
a plume of bright
orange rooster feathers,

Practically
touching the stars
of the dancing bear.

“Long live the republic”
he roars,

As a collection of mascots, handlers, self seekers
and graft men
look on proudly
like leopards staring
into the fat land.

A gullible crowd
cheers wildly,

As promises fall
out of the sky
in tiny wet droplets
that run dark.

Sound the golden Trumpet
the rain maker
has arrived.

Filippo Cassinelli is a businessman from the island of St. Thomas.

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