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The Face of Disgrace

Different countries,You’d think different folks.Yet at the end of the dayThey roll on the same spokes. European powers embraced the …

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Twenty Million

Twenty million dead, An episode sewn in red; Stalin and Lenin The communist alibi — Genocide by invention. get a …

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Communism II

Individual crimes, Layered with small scale massacres, Is the game of the communist manicure: Expel the dissidents, Lock down the …

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An American Ally

An American ally; A leader of war crimes Liquidating those taken To his prison unshaken; Forty-five hundred shaken, Butchered naked …

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Paradox of Power

Violence in life, Psychopath delight. Childhood rage, Tragedy morphs Into triumph; Revolution decays, Powers in dismay, Stalin fades. Paradox of …

Stars and Stripes
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Stars and Stripes

Stripped away — red face; Terrorized by the pale face: Accosted — new slave. Redemption never given, Singled out due …

World Over Yonder
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World Over Yonder

Don’t panic; Remember the cold war race Stacked over the decades? Exuberant tales, Psychological details — It’s the world over …

The Uprising
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The Uprising

August 1944: Air bunkers, Sniper fire, Nazi occupiers. The uprising, edited, But don’t detract; The Nazis crumble — The uprising. …

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