Flammeus Gladius

Carmina et Verba pro Discipulis Meis

Month: June, 2022

Join the Club

Join the Club

Finland, Sweden: they’re joining the clique.
At the bear they’ll both shake the same stick
As invaded Ukraine.
Will they feel the same pain?
If they don’t, it’ll be a neat trick.

–Tom Riley

Spewed Forth

Spewed Forth

You liked it neither cold nor hot—
And therefore you’re condemned to rot.

–Tom Riley

Exemplary Generosity

Exemplary Generosity

“I’m generous with other people’s money,
And therefore I’m the finest Catholic sage!”
Says Mark P. Shea, who doesn’t think it’s funny.
“I’m generous with other people’s money,
And therefore I deserve both milk and honey.
I am the Pastry Prophet of the Age!
I’m generous with other people’s money—
And therefore I’m the finest Catholic sage.”

–Tom Riley

Evacuated to the Enemy

Evacuated to the Enemy

The Ukronazis got evacuated
All the way into Russian custody.
A triumph – as Ukraine has clearly stated!
The Ukronazis got evacuated!
The truth in such reports is what is hated.
How obvious can all these liars be?
The Ukronazis got evacuated—
All the way into Russian custody.

–Tom Riley

Der Untergang des Banderavolkes

Der Untergang des Banderavolkes

Ukronazis surrendered. Their tune
Changed completely. Their magical rune
Failed to save them. They’re done.
NATO? Still having fun.
They’ll recruit some new Nazis real soon.

–Tom Riley

Idea Man

Idea Man

With abstractions he longed to have sex,
Begged ideas to hail him as “Rex.”
Intellectual goof!
Abstract thought stays aloof—
And the bedroom grows way too complex.

–Tom Riley

Intelligence Test

Intelligence Test

“We can trust the intelligence crowd!”
Say the neo-con toadies. “We’re proud
Of their efforts. They rock!”
It may come as a shock
That their distrust was once just as loud.

–Tom Riley

Pro-Peace

Pro-Peace

Anti-Ukraine? No, that I’m not.
I’m anti-NATO-proxy-war.
(I have to hyphenate a lot.)
Anti-Ukraine? No! That I’m not!
That kind of hatred I ain’t got.
I’m full of kindness at my core.
Anti-Ukraine? No. That I’m not.
I’m anti-NATO-proxy-war.

–Tom Riley

Insightful Analysis

Insightful Analysis

Russia’s losing!” So says the U.K.
Once again. “Ukronazis display
Such extreme fortitude
That it’s frightfully rude
To point out that they’re quitting today.”

–Tom Riley

Omnia Pacifica sine Vobis

Omnia Pacifica sine Vobis

Why don’t you
troublemakers just get out of
the serpent’s garden?

–Tom Riley