"Entr'acte: Defending the Indefensible
the pomposity of this establishment suggests inane;
their station unwarranted, unearned vis-à-vis Iran.
their welcome worn ragged the future fabric,
the American design faded on arrival:
forestalled by proxy,
while they, well-heeled, free and easy,
wassail in the D.C. night,
feasting on delicacies and quaffing expensive wines:
31 years and nothing to show,
save the spectre.
dangle the looming dagger
over the unfurling, unfailing rose,
nourished on the blood-soil of martyrs.
flailing vengeance against God
is yours alone.
the undying Flower of the age is Peace.
Toney A. Schloss
April 9th, 2010
About the author: Toney A. Schloss is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and Tulane University. He is a student of the Iran subject, and an Iranian American. With a background comprised of all three monotheistic faiths, he offers a unique, diverse and balanced approach to the Iran subject, and all related issues.
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