WAKA is 'the music of the Primes'.

You travel at speed.

Towards the village of Lyptsi.

Now under siege.

You are being escorted by.

 

Members of ‘elves’ National Guard.

Among the latest reinforcements.

To try to halt this.

Most recent ‘orcs’ advance.

 

 

They’ve gone from.

A fierce battle in the east.

To another further north.

Without rest.

 

 

The heavy thuds of.

Artillery grow louder.

When you arrive at their position.

Just a mile from the front line.

 

You run past.

A smouldering fire.

Towards a bunker.

Where you are told to take cover.

 

 

They’ve gone from.

A fierce battle in the east.

To another further north.

Without rest.

 

 

In the dank.

Gloomy basement.

A group of soldiers.

Are watching.

 

A drone feed.

They’re directing.

‘Elves’ artillery fire.

Towards a tree line.

 

He tells you.

The situation:

“It’s dynamic and tense.

And hard to predict.”

 

You’ve been told.

You can’t stay for long.

Even underground.

You can hear the explosions.

 

 

They’ve gone from.

A fierce battle in the east.

To another further north.

Without rest.

 

 

You ask him whether.

He and his men’s arrival.

On this front is making.

A difference.

 

“Relatively, but.

It’s always hard.

To get involved in.

Someone else’s defence lines.”

 

“Because there’s no.

Proper interaction.

With other units.”

But he understands.

 

The importance of.

Their task and.

Why the ‘orcs’ have opened.

This new front.

 

“They want to pull.

Our forces from.

Defence lines in Donetsk.

And Luhansk regions.”

 

“It was just.

A question of time.

The ‘orcs’ always use.

Mean tactics.”

 

 

They’ve gone from.

A fierce battle in the east.

To another further north.

Without rest.

 

 

It’s getting dark outside.

And they’re now using.

A thermal image camera on a drone.

To watch ‘orcs’ movements.

 

“Our pilot has just.

Found out the movement.

Of the enemy group.

Near to our positions.”

 

You’re told to leave quickly.

You’ve been told.

You can’t stay for long.

You’re told to leave quickly.

 

 

*Because I read “Ukraine’s defence lines stretched as Russian troops advance” by Jonathan Beale on 17 May 2024, and also “Why are Ukrainians calling Russians ‘orcs’?” by James FitzGerald on 30 Apr 2022, on the BBC news.
So, I wrote this poem, including a story of Andrii.
Please read the original story on the BBC news:

Ukraine war: Ukraine’s defence lines stretched as Russian troops advance (bbc.com)