Love Bombs

by flammeusgladius

Love Bombs


Against the racist fiends of Germany

Did Shea’s heroic daddy bravely fight—

Or, well, he loaded bombs heroically.

Bombers, equipped, would set foul Deutschland right.

Bombers would make those racists see the light

And finally embrace both blacks and Jews.

These love bombs were delivered via flight.

Mark Shea’s dad made it possible.  That’s news!

A segregated army?  Don’t accuse!

Southern types helped the effort?  Don’t defend!

The point is that the Nazis had to lose

So that Mark Shea, in our time, could pretend

He signed Emancipation Proclamations

In all the unenlightened Axis nations.


–Tom Riley