WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD?
Kim Jong Un lobs ICBMs into the Sea of Japan,
As North Koreans suffer undue economic hardship.
Trump tears up US treaties,
And the US Senate writes health care bills in camera.
Assad poisons Syrian citizens with saran,
And drops barrel bombs on the survivors.
Iraqi and coalition forces retake Mosul,
And kill thousands of civilians.
As Europe takes in unprecedented number of refugees,
Australia is building offshore refugee concentration camps.
Duterte personally kills Filipino drug users,
And pays assassins to kill more.
Erdogan dismisses hundreds of thousands of Turks for saying Gülen,
And detains Amnesty Director and Board Chair.
Britain exits the EU but wants the benefits of membership,
And expulsion of European Citizens.
Nigeria’s Buhari kills unarmed protesters,
And Fulanis want to turn Nigeria into a big grazing area.
Putin’s Russia invades Ukraine and seizes Crimea,
And rigs elections in America and Europe.
Xi Jinping of China imprisons dissidents,
And throws away the prison keys.
South Africa’s Zuma marries 8th wife,
As his country’s economy totters.
Macron upends French Politics and marries his “mom,”
And rekindles French Nationalism.
Arab states led by King Salman of Saudi Arabia gang up on Qatar,
And Qatar calls off their bluff.
Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo postpones elections indefinitely,
As Zimbabwe approves Robert Mugabe as life President.
Ice the size of Delaware, breaks off from Antarctica,
As the Earth warms.
Record wildfires rage all over the world,
As record droughts scorch the earth.
As fresh drinking water vanishes in large areas of the world,
Other areas are experiencing devastating floods.
Record coca plants in Colombia,
Matched by record poppy plants in Afghanistan.
At least there will be an abundance of drugs,
To dull our senses to the impending calamity.