Putin's Cop Out

They gathered up in Glasgow

To try to save the world

But where was Mr Putin

When banners were unfurled?

They spoke of coal and methane

Production to reduce

But he was in the Kremlin

In league with Belarus

We heard the cry of nations

Beset by flood and fire

But he was having secret talks

More turmoil to conspire

From Syria to Salisbury

We've seen his sordid schemes

Hanging on to total power

While crushing others' dreams

Our planet needs a vision,

Not his sheer self-interest,

Staving off extinction

By doing what is best

The history books will judge you

Uncaring Vladimir

Unlike our threatened icecaps

May you soon disappear.

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