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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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July 27, 2014
A HORSE'S MOUTH?
News Item: Cascading crises in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and dismal poll numbers
A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse. Even my horse has abandoned me.
I am not a horse you seem to have forgotten; I am a Portuguese Water something.
And you don't have a kingdom.
Okay, anything. How about a hamburger and fries like I was buying some folks the
Don't do it too often, unless you want trouble with the healthy eating anti-obesity
No, that's my home base. But what a cost? The pastry chef left. He was my sole
comfort. Why is everyone leaving me when I say the nicest things to them.
And do the worst ... nobody likes you or believes anything you say any more.
I have my retirement to think of ...
The Russians, the Chinese, Europeans, South Americans ... everyone is disillusioned.
Not my fault, they won't do what I ask.
And the number of innocents dead in the last six years ... the number of refugees --
the highest since World War II according to UN figures. All the Libyans -- one
moment the highest Human Development Index in Africa and hardly any leaving their
rich country; now death and chaos ... those who can are fleeing to Italy -- more
refugees. And now Ukraine -- thousands trying to get away to Russia, safe from the
bombing and shelling ...
You have Obamacare and I have drones; so shut up.
It's not a horse's mouth but I came too close, eh?