Flammeus Gladius

Carmina et Verba pro Discipulis Meis

Month: July, 2021

No Time for Haiku

No Time for Haiku

Is there time for a haiku? The pace
Of a haiku ain’t that of a race.
No: it seems honey slow.
In a few moments, though,
It encompasses infinite space.

–Tom Riley

Nubia Coates

Nubia Coates

He got his name from hieroglyphic writing.
He wants to be a Nubian, I guess.
Against his modern origins he’s fighting.
He got his name from hieroglyphic writing.
Egyptian priests? There hasn’t been a sighting.
My frank confusion here I must confess.
He got his name from hieroglyphic writing.
He wants to be a Nubian, I guess.

–Tom Riley

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Francophone

Francophone

Ta-Nehisi has stolen
some African’s name. Just like
a French colonialist!

–Tom Riley

Floatworthy

Floatworthy

These made-up names like “Ta-Nehisi Coates”
Are funny, but you must suppress your smile.
Just like a witch, a frowning bokor floats.
These made-up names – like Ta-Nehisi Coates—
Are serious, you racist! Let your notes
Reflect that truth! No laughing in this aisle!
These made-up names like “Ta-Nehisi Coates”
Are funny — but you must suppress your smile.

–Tom Riley

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Progressive Zeal

Progressive Zeal

“We are sneering at Trump’s fake vaccine!”
So they said last October. “We mean
To refuse and defy!”
Now they all loudly cry:
“If you don’t get the jab, you’re obscene!”

–Tom Riley

Aching Head

Aching Head

This morning’s aching head is worse than ever.
My old friend alcohol is not to blame,
However. Saying so won’t make you clever.
This morning’s aching head is worse than ever—
But laying blame should not be your endeavor,
And explanation will not be my aim.
This morning’s aching head is worse than ever?
My old friend alcohol is not to blame!

–Tom Riley

All’s Right with the World

All’s Right with the World

There’s something wrong
with you, lad, for thinking
there’s something wrong.

–Tom Riley

A Little Disagreement

A Little Disagreement

“We’re a match for the LAPD!”
Bragged Antifa types. “Watch and you’ll see!
We are strong and committed
And for conflict well fitted!”
But the boys in blue didn’t agree.

–Tom Riley

(Antifa gets its sissy ass kicked by the LAPD.)

Stand for Justice

A Stand for Justice

Antifa stands for trannies waving dicks
At little girls who haven’t seen one yet.
Hey, exhibitionists must get their kicks!
Antifa stands for trannies waving dicks.
Do warriors for justice want first licks?
The cock they will not suck they haven’t met.
Antifa stands for trannies waving dicks
At little girls who haven’t seen one yet.

–Tom Riley

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Watchdogs

Watchdogs

Tucker Carlson must now be surveilled.
Tucker: don’t act as if just impaled
By a tyrant named Vlad.
The news isn’t all bad.
When they cease to surveil you, you’ve failed.

–Tom Riley

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