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  The way of a fool…
by Peter J. Oszmann
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

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(Interpret it the way you like…)





Through a dark forest, ‘cross the river Styx

March in single line in deep mud that sticks

A judge, a priest, a whore, an acrobat,

Doctor, waiter, clerk and a diplomat,

A wise old man riding astride a mule

And last in the line just a simple fool.

They reach the Gate of Hell that opens wide,

The only way’s in; none allowed to hide.

Each of them enters, somewhat impudent,

Except the last one, standing hesitant.

“Are you coming?” – turns the man on the mule.

“Going through that gate?… I’d be a damned fool!”


Here is the riddle: tell me if you can

Amongst all us fools who is the best man?

The judge? The priest? The whore? The acrobat?

Doctor, waiter, clerk or the diplomat?

N’ tell me who is wiser: the simple fool

Or the wise old man riding on the mule?



© P. J. Oszmann 2003

Jew Be or Not Jew Be

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Reviewed by Trixie Love 12/12/2003
HAHAHA...Only you..:)

Thanks for the laugh...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by jude forese 12/11/2003
when it comes down to it, aren't they the same?
Reviewed by Claywoman 12/10/2003
Peter! You are a very wise man! I didn't know you rode a mule???
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/9/2003
LOL this is cute!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/9/2003

:) and we'd be a damned fool not to enjoy this one

great write!

(((HUGS))) and love,


tell andrea "hello" :)

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Peter J. Oszmann

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

  1. From the Institute of Word-ology
  2. Lack of civility...
  4. Democracy at Work
  5. Sunny Days and Mondays
  6. This is Ed's computer talking...
  7. Over internet-ed...
  8. Confusion say: Men who play with selves r
  9. Summer Doth Approach...
  10. An expose' of the Pines Devil...
  11. Crack of Dawn...
  12. Smile, Darn It
  13. Kostro's always pickin' on me...AGAIN
  14. Ah, Shucks
  15. SUCK...
  16. Sadie Graylow
  17. Interaction
  18. What do you want to bet it will snow tomor
  19. Road kill dinner...(first course)
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