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  M. a. d.
by Paul Williams
Monday, December 20, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Mutually assured destruction, it hasn't gone away...just changed shape.


Tales from the Apocalypse


 

M.A.D.

 

Dr Strangelove lived in a MAD, MAD, World

When fail-safe was the watchword.

 

When bellicose tyrants spat rhetoric

Astute diplomacy was overheard.

 

Deterrent, a paradox of peace

Is now a silent uncanny menace.

 

An anvil for shoeing fairies

a tinderbox, kindling dry,

 

strike the flint, watch the scintilla

enjoy a brief happy death.

 

To be reborn again in light,

a deterrent undercut.

 

 

P. Williams 2002

 
 




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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/6/2005
well done
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/14/2005
Deadly toys to play with!!

Love Tinka

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