SS-25 in Siberia
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He could have given a command
To kill by nukes their many million
In a well-known foreign land
A general, Geli Batenin

Although the order never came
Collapse arrived but all the same
There was a possibility
Of chaos causing World War Three

The mobiles, SS-25
The crews thereof in such a rage
Their having launch codes, wrath-alive
Might launch and end the modern age

New York, Moscow and DC
And many more but just those three
Enough to set the world aflame
Collapse and ruin taking blame

And so he sent our side a message—
Batenin—pride excelled by courage
Which gave the world some decades more
Of watchful truce instead of war