McAllen Blues



The invasion upon us
attacked by a neighbor
no village is safe
their scourge overruns

The enemy dressed
as civilian turistas
our border wide open
and freely they come

No shots have been fired
or prisoners taken
the keys to our arsenal
willingly loaned

Our schools now infested
with quotas bespoken   
surrounded and cornered
—the fault but our own

(McAllen Texas: September, 2022)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on June 25, 2023

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Scheme ABXX XACX DCXX XCDX B
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 387
Words 68
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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