There are not many poets who can write this sort of terse poem and do it effectively but I must say you are one of them. In about 15 words you are able to some up the destructive and recessive pattern of nation and in your mindset what it means to be a nation. This is quite good I must admit and commend you greatly on this piece. I feel those are the stages that many nations continue to follow almost like an interminable cycle. Great job.