Earlier this evening, I was casually browsing Wikipedia's June 28th page of "this day in history"(as is my wont) and noticed something astonishing!! We as a planet, are one year shy from marking the 100th Anniversary of the first true "shot heard 'round the world!"
Ironic how much Serbia/Slavo-Macedonia and Bosnia/Croatia wanted to be married to one-another, then. Nowadays, they can barely stand eachother!
The Yugoslav Experiment might have worked too, if it hadn't been for the Bolsheviks, Germans and later Soviets meddling in their governmental affairs.
Talk about being on the wrong side of history!
What do you Worldly Jubbers think about this thought-provoking moment in history?
A small self-penned ode to the sad Balkan affair:
Mid-Summer's Eve, Sarajevo in '14,
Gavrilo gunned down 'Nando; Sofie did scream
Wein blamed Belgrade, France, Moskva; ghosts unseen
Powder Keg lit, Kaiser eyed Flanders' North Sea
Four years, mil-yons dead; fought with Ford's war machines
A Dark Age, Hence...Red October '17
One-Hundred Years Shy...Pray tell, what could have been?
(Not exactly Iambic Pentameter, or anything, but at least they have the same number of syllables per line.)