Nonsense

<em>Nato bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade. It was a "tragic mistake" (with apologies to Lewis

He thought he saw a general

Whose eyes were filled with pus:

He looked again, and found it was

A local omnibus.

"Such accidents in war," he said

"Will always cause a fuss."

He thought he saw a grizzly bear

With weapons on its plate:

He looked again, and found it was

A residents' estate.

"It is unfortunate," he said,

"A simple twist of fate."

He thought he saw Milosevic

Inside a rattlesnake:

He looked again, and found it was

A Chinese winter break.

"Of course we all regret," he said,

"This tragical mistake."

This article first appeared in The NS Essay - A culture of pretence

1999-05-17