GREEKS ARE GODS
(For Doing So Much With So Little)
Ravaged by recession,
Undaunted by unemployment,
Athirsted by austerity,
Bashed by Brussels,
And targeted by Turkey.
The Greeks long known for their human gods,
Became gods themselves.
Only God can withstand the
Financial barrage from Brussels,
Painful barrage from citizens,
Human refugee barrage from Turkey,
And scornful barrage from its neighbors.
In these dire times,
They flooded the Greek Island of Lesbos,
Like crabs molting on the shoreline,
They came in inflatable rubber dinghies,
They came in inflated inner tubes,
They swam, drowned, and floated,
Towards the Greek shoreline.
While the Turkish human smugglers,
Fed fat on the blood money,
Extracted from the deprived and dispossessed refugees.
Greeks had to dip into their empty treasury,
To rescue, feed, and resettle the forgotten.
If this is not God in action,
You must be kidding me.
No wonder the early Greeks depicted God as human.