In Memoriam: Alexander Litvinenko
A dark shadow is cast over London,
A dissident Russian spy is now dead.
It seems that a ghastly deed had been done;
Murder? Did Moscow give the go-ahead?
It's not the first time that dark suspicion
Implicates the Kremlin in a foul crime;
Stalin shown no sign of inhibition
In ordering murder during his time.
Recently a brand new law had been passed,
Allowing the murder of "dissidents".
Dark shadows of Kremlin reborn from past,
To threaten protesters with impudence.
Too much power in the hands of a few
And "statistics" of dead 's on the increase…
Dark deeds of politics is the issue
That precludes mankind from living in peace.
Past sins keep living on in the present,
Hate and suspicion 's what dark deeds nurture;
Mankind must control this malevolent
Streak… or will we jump back to the future?
© P. J. Oszmann (November 2006)
© Illustration created in Photoshop.
A recent law passed in the Russian Parliament allows the security services to eliminate "Enemies of the State".
Moscow denies any involvement in Alexander Litvinenko's death, (he was recently granted British Citizenship) but large quantity of radiation - probably from polonium 210 - has been detected in his urine, which implies a very sophisticated form of assassination.
Alexander Litvinenko was a staunch critic of President Putin.