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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
July 27, 2014


News Item:  Cascading crises in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and dismal poll numbers
for Obama.

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
other day.

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?