Rich Gaudi region takes a stand
Have politics got out of hand?
Though many independence claim
Some say: «Never in my name!»
Spain rocks and risks to fall apart
Madrid reacts with steely heart
Evoking constitution clause
As Barcelona shows its claws.
Its autonomy at once revoked
Machinations clothed in wreaths of smoke
Smouldering embers have caught fire
Are we on the brink of something dire?
Spain whose passions still run high
Sees the threat of civil war flash by
Defiant, fervent, torrid, proud
Faced with discontent too loud ...
(c) Poet in the woods 2017