The Choice (Spenserian Stanza V)
A choice revoked from rightful owner’s cards,
And everyone had failed to fold, all in;
Collapse of tunnel, thin already, guards–
Some were acquitted, glad to lose, call in,
And others, other side, bisect, walled in.
Gave none a thought to compromise or deal,
Negotiations off, Premier Stalin.
Attempts to break forbidden act, congeal;
The ordinance of prior days must see repeal!