The beast from the East

The beast from the east  

by     Linda Louisa Dell


The beast from the east

invaded our shores,

kept us indoors and

depleted our stores.

Frozen held hostage,

kept prisoners in our homes.

Plagued with aching bones,

But weather is not the only treat,

whilst waiting out the storm.


ghost of cold war, poison

used as a weapon, revenge,

the only motivation.

The Russian bear awakens

and shakes his shaggy coat,

unfoils and cleans his claws,

venom dripping from his jaw.

our peace of mind is shaken,

duplicitous rulers, feed us,


fake news, that bruise

and manipulate the integrity

all nations