Face it! (a quadrille)

From Guardian

Little man, wipe that smile
don’t look as pleased as punch
victories are often short-lived
on this thought, do munch
you have thrown enough lame punches
now hear the music of bone crunch
winter is around the corner,
just wait. You’ll get sucker punched!

Written for dVerse. Today’s host, De, has asked us to pack a punch ie use Punch in our quadrille.


66 thoughts on “Face it! (a quadrille)

    1. Dear Punam,

      I concur with Björn Rudberg (brudberg) and I understand your sentiment and frustration. Speaking of Putin whom some would describe as “a small-spirited, petty bully– with nukes”, in my post entitled “We have Paleolithic Emotions; Medieval Institutions; and God-like Technology“, I have created and featured the following image:

      This illustration has a resolution of 4038 by 2539 pixels and is titled “We have Paleolithic Emotions; Medieval Institutions; and God-like Technology with Nuclear Holocaust“.

      Regarding Russia, you only need to substitute the lady in the foreground with an image of Putin, and perhaps change some or all of the medieval buildings to their Russian counterparts in order to depict “We have Putin, Russia and Nukes”.

      As for the USA, you can do the same by replacing the lady with Trump or any other pro-nuclear agents.

      The world ecological crisis and the threat of nuclear war aside, we are perhaps already accelerating inexorably towards some eventual calamities or runaway cataclysms, being well on track in facilitating a wholesale and terminal decline of Homo sapiens, a species unable to transcend its own fate, incapable of fathoming let alone solving the great riddle of life, and succumbing in due course to not merely a surfeit of wayward violence and aggressive expansion but also exiguous comprehension of its own existential mess, pernicious strain and destructive streak, never mind the spectres of an even deadlier pandemic (whether zoonotic or genetically engineered), industrial disaster, biochemical apocalypse and nuclear holocaust as well as all-out cyberwarfare, cyberterrorism and cyberattacks.

      Yours sincerely,

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      1. Dear Punam,

        You are very welcome to visit and read my post entitled “We have Paleolithic Emotions; Medieval Institutions; and God-like Technology“, from which the image is sourced.

        I look forward to interacting with you at the said post, as I am keen and curious about what you will make of it symbolically, intellectually, aesthetically and/or spiritually.

        Happy reading!

        Yours sincerely,

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  1. I liked your roundup of the punch types (you forgot the drinking kind). Sorry someone had to get hurt here.
    BTW, I added a fiction label to mine, it wasn’t a true storyy.

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  2. Punam, this is an emotionally charged poem. No one likes a bully and Putin is definitely a bully of the highest order. I do believe in Divine Retribution but God’s time table is not always to my liking. Still I’m patient. Perhaps Putin and Trump will both be felled in a single blow!

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  3. Oh how I wish to see when Karma catches up with him and delivers lasting comeuppance. Alas, she is not also switch, and I fear he has much more to harshe meals to deliver before his just desserts arrive.

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  4. Sucker punched— yup, that’s what he’ll get.
    Punam dear, this is genius. Realistic and entertaining at once. And that photo. 😂
    Splendid, little sister. You hold back no punches. Well done. XoXo

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