and post notes and photos about your poem like Gary Bateman.
Author's Notes: This Double Dactyl write, "King Vlad the Greatest," doubles as a terse, poignant polemic poem with a similar message I've touched on before "nerve-wise" with two of my previously posted gems on Vladimir Putin last year, to wit: "King Vlad Redux -- Second Cold War" and "King Vlad." I believe that current world events, with the ongoing Russian Adventurism since last year initiated in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine (reminiscent of the former Soviet days and times), should make it abundantly clear the negative and reprehensible course that Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has chosen for his country to follow. He's clearly a dictator and certainly not a democrat at all -- and not one iota of freedom and democracy will ever be part of his mental and psychological make-up. His lies and perfidy, and those of his political henchmen are on ample display for the Free World to see and to experience first hand as our 21st century-world continues to march toward a Second Cold War. As I mentioned in my previous Author's Notes about my first poem entitled, "King Vlad," from 2014, the freedom that we all have as poets and writers would be greatly restricted, if not, nonexistent -- if we all lived in Putin's "New Russia." My answer as a free writer and poet should be obvious: No Thanks!! Long Live Freedom and Democracy!! (Gary Bateman - August 20, 2015) (Double Dactyl)
Categories: betrayal, corruption, discrimination, evil, international, political, and war.