Poetry Wins

OK, I know I need to calm down but I just have to share this. In the liberated territories, Ukrainian soldiers are tearing down a billboard sign saying “we are one and the same culture with Russia.” To their shock, they discover that what’s under the slogan is a poem by the great Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko that Russians had plastered over. The poem says, “fight your enemies and you’ll prevail. God is on your side. Truth and strength are on your side.”

“Fuuuck. . .” the Ukrainian soldiers say when they see it. “Glory to Ukraine!” It’s as if the greatest Ukrainian poet were speaking to them. Imagine how they must have felt and watch:

This couldn’t possibly be any more symbolic.

How exactly am I supposed to calm down, eh?

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