poem for mulla nasruddin: investigative reporters died their hard death

investigative reporters died their hard death
by
bgflanagan

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Dedicated to Mulla Nasruddin

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Borneo’s Warriors liked talking heads

Well, prickheads wi’ bitcheads on a stick –

How that news went – NOW hear their crap flow?
An’
Howse your blue eyed boy (6) there, now, lil Mick?

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Investigative reporters died their hard death
A battle won without a single lil arrow,(1)
But
The greatest ability is to see through apprearances: (2)
Iranian C802s outfly our lil Sparrows. (3)

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O
Call me just a fool, some ole patriot
Waltz me around the world a lil while
Gie me a taste of the way it was
Once
Whilst the sunshine still finds his smile…

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So
Remember the lesson from ole’ Borneo
Talkin’ heads had a thing or two comin’ –
An’
Remember Kipling’s wariness,too, of the Pashtu an’ shamans-
Like Greeks bearing gifts a-singin’ an hummin’…

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Notes

1. Sun Tzu Bing Fa  (Shandong Poet Sun Tzu, The Art Of War living in the Spring and Autumn Period of China  approx 650 bce)
2. Dhammapada Buddhist Pali Canon
3. Trento, Secret History, http://dcbureau.org/20100310340/National-Security-News-Service/the-secret-history-part-ii-the-c-802-cruise-missile-how-the-cia-left-the-navy-defenseless-against-an-iranian-missile.html; et al.;especially http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/c-802.htm
and
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/missile/row/c-802.htm
4. Hopefully no intro necessary for the legendary Mulla Nasruddin
5. Kipling, Rudyard  (1865-1936) Poet, much time in Afpak areas who said among other things it was better to save one last round to kill yourself (I think he said into the ear) if the hordes of Afghani (women) are coming for you. http://www.online-literature.com/kipling/

6. blue eyed boy  – from e e cummings   “Buffalo Bill’s Defunct” poem, (“blueeyed boy”) http://www.boppin.com/cummings.html

XB

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Author
bgflanagan

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