“The Russian Spring”
The great Rus, a land once dominated by Tsar’s, dictators, communists, and now, by a cruel despot who longs for the glory days of the USSR. Putin’s mission is clear—he aims to reclaim all the territory that once made up the Russian empire. To prevent the Russian state from collapsing, he must halt the eastward spread of these treacherous, subversive ideas—by crushing them in Ukraine. Even if those ideas are figments of his imagination…
springtime in Russia the peasants dance in the streets attempt to forget the horrors of death and war honor the spring equinox
Putin, the autocrat, rules the people. He tells them what to think… “Remember Siberia,” they cry in hushed tones.
“The more restrictive a regime becomes, the more paranoid a leader grows because the people don’t understand what is happening in society,” whispers the shadows of the past… “Remember Stalin…” they mutter in small voices.
old memories fade— Putin sits on a gold throne his puppets perform women and their children sing while the men perish in war © Colleen M. Chesebro
Current events and the Degas painting above, inspired this week’s #TankaTuesday poetry. I can’t help thinking about the Russian people and how they don’t know the truth about what’s happening in their country. The Russian people have been dominated since the beginning of time. I hope some day; they gain their independence. 🙏🏻 ❤️