In the land west of Odin's throne, fear takes its toll,
Iran's promise to Russia, a conflict to unroll.
Ballistics of fire, set for Ukraine's plight,
Officials tremble in anticipation of the fight.

From the North, a raven's flight upon the sky,
Korea's spy sentinel, in the ether it does lie.
Failed in the past, now succeeds in stealth,
A ghost among the stars, veiled in quiet wealth.

In Israel's realm, a pact has been unfurled,
Between enemies of old, peace in the world.
Hostages freed, fighters stilled, for a blessed respite,
Underneath the watchful gods, brokered in moon's light.

by Æthelred the Skald

a centaur