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  A very sad story
by Peter J. Oszmann
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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When I met poor John one sunny morning,

He was clearly distressed, in deep mourning,

Burdened with anxiety.

I asked what ailed him. He said whispering:

“My wife died of mushroom poisoning.”

Oh what calamity!


Two years later, another bright morning,

He was again in very deep mourning,

Burdened with anxiety.

I asked what ailed him. He said whispering:

“My wife died of mushroom poisoning.”

Oh what calamity!


Three years passed; again he was in mourning,

Deeply distressed he was sighing, moaning,

Burdened with anxiety.

“My third wife died” – he said… There was a lull…

“It’s awful… She died of a broken skull.”

Oh what calamity!


“Oh, how tragic! Did she have a bad fall?

Dreadful accident?” – “Oh no, not at all.” -

He replied casually.

“It all happened so quick… in our bedroom…

That dumb cow refused to eat the mushroom.”

Oh what calamity!



© P. J. Oszmann (2001)

© Illustration created in Photoshop (2005)

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Reviewed by June Thompson 6/22/2006
haha what thoughts you come up with
Reviewed by Shoma Mittra 6/10/2006
Laffing...good one...:-) shoma
Reviewed by Paul Williams 6/10/2006
LOl not 'mush-room' (groans all round lol) for error in this one Peter, funny stuff.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/10/2006

Thank you for the laugh today. Excellent, humorous (sad) write. We laugh in spite of pain, don't we?

(((((HUGS))))), love and prayers to you and yours, Karla.
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 6/10/2006
shame on you!! but very, very funny! thanks!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/10/2006
Gotta watch those mushrooms, they will get you everytime...;) Ed & Rufuz

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Jew Be or Not Jew Be; The Story of a Perpetual Alien

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