Flammeus Gladius

Carmina et Verba pro Discipulis Meis

Tag: triolets

Rally Now

Rally Now

We have to rally now for Roe v. Wade
A ruling that we’ve never read in fact.
We feature every freak in our parade.
We have to rally! Now! For Roe v. Wade!
Our feticidal rage must be displayed!
Supreme Court justices must be attacked!
We have to rally now for Roe v. Wade
A ruling that we’ve never read in fact.

–Tom Riley

Tragedian

The Tragedian

“The words I write are sad – and therefore true.”
It’s sad that no one buys that argument
In principle – and even less from you.
“The words I write are sad and therefore true.
Mortal unhappiness I shape anew.
I crystallize the cold world’s discontent.
The words I write are sad. And therefore true!”
It’s sad that no one buys that argument.

–Tom Riley

Indubitable

Indubitable

They doubted once – but learned to shed
The doubts their masters told them to.
Conformity thus moved ahead.
They doubted – once – but learned to shed
The thoughts that were adjudged ill-bred
By those who claimed they truly knew.
They doubted one but learned to shed
The doubts their masters told them to.

–Tom Riley

Unpassable

Unpassable

He put on makeup like a girl
But couldn’t void that facial stubble.
On lashes he imposed a curl.
He put on makeup – like a girl
Who thinks to snag a duke or earl.
Fred Flintstone more that Betty Rubble,
He put on makeup like a girl—
But couldn’t void that facial stubble.

–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

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

Step Away

Step Away

I step away. I leave your fate to chance—
Or else to Heaven, as you may prefer.
This isn’t such a complicated dance.
I step away. I leave your fate to chance.
I watch indifferent things as they advance
And unintended pains as they occur.
I step away. I leave your fate to chance—
Or else to Heaven, as you may prefer.

–Tom Riley

Joe Did What?

Joe Did What?

I say that Joe did this and Joe did that,
But Joe, of course, is not the one who acted:
He’s too much the demented Democrat,
I say. That Joe did this, and Joe did that,
Is shorthand. A whole group of leftists sat
In council, though the details are redacted.
I say that Joe did this, and Joe did that—
But Joe, of course, is not the one who acted.

–Tom Riley

Payment Forever Due

Payment Forever Due

Joe sanctioned Russia, folks – but you’re the ones
Who’ve paid, are paying, and will always pay.
Don’t worry, though. At least he’s seizing guns!
Joe sanctioned Russia, folks. But you’re the ones
He really means to punish. May your sons
Be trannies soon! It’s all in Biden’s day.
Joe sanctioned Russia, folks, but you’re the ones
Who’ve paid, are paying, and will always pay.

–Tom Riley