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Written in repsonse to the Vietnam War.

This tragedy is a farce, A play within a play. The king says one thing, The queen another And the pawn, lying broken May never recover. Romantic sop, (he’s quite the fool) Watching the battle go on and on . . . . . . and on the warfare continues - A game of Armageddon. With despotic palaver The pawn is sent To the enemy campsite To sow discontent. Rhapsodic dolt, (he’s quite the fool) An equerry running from side to side . . . . . . to side with those in grace. Insane the thought of victors. Hollow heroes With noble guile Bewitch the pawn In villainous style. Quixotic soul (he’s quite the fool) Standing in line for a Judas kiss.

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