Refreshed by spray on tanned gym-monkey torso vanity justified
Evacuation of Kabul stutters pending Minister's approval
Afghan allies require visas to escape Taliban's vengeful advance
Windsurfer gybes cock-sure of judgement power
Calls from ministry officials can wait their papers will be read later
Aircraft depart half-empty such precious equipment cannot be lost
Loyality to the democratic creed only flows one-way and can cost you everything
n.b. NaPoWriMo 2023. Day 20 prompt take an abstract noun from the list and write in short lines and brief stanzas.
News events here, the resignation of a bully from HM Government, brings to mind his appalling neglect of dutywhen the USA and British forces were told to flee from Afghanistan, as Taliban forces descended on Kabul.
The man, who was British Foreign Minister at the time of the crisis, refused to return from his holiday in Crete, so he might work closely with officials trying to evacuate translators and other Afghani people, who had worked closely with the UK military forces there.
It is known that the lack of leadership and subsequently poor coordination of resources within the Foreign Office led to the abandonment of men and women, who were later imprisoned, tortured and killed for having worked with the British, who had tried to support USA efforts to bring democracy to the war ravished country.