Poems of the Week

The Knave of Purple Hearts

by James Hamby

“The army will be awarding Purple Hearts to 39 soldiers who were injured in January of 2020
when Iran struck their airbase in Iraq. … Injured soldiers told CBS that they were pressured to
downplay the extent of their injuries as to not undercut public comments that former President
Trump had made about the incident. Trump had described the injuries as ‘not very serious.'”
The Hill

The Purple Hearts
Were from the start
Well-earned in the attack,
But for his part
The Knave of Hearts
Gave no award for that.

He called wounds ruses
And bumps and bruises
And said all kinds of crap,
But this same knave
Found rioters brave,
So he can shut his trap.