Manolis Aligizakis

General stood smiling on
top of a tank for commemorative
photo before the campaign started

such images unified
country and solidified
brave and timid under a flag

until the bishop arrived and
blessed the troops sanctified
all ammunition to make sure

they all find targets and since
this attack was already blessed
and dignified by officials

let the trumpet sound its
marching paean and let the
troops take charge of details

Manolis Aligizakis