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  Good News – Bad News.
by Peter J. Oszmann
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

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The fort is under siege; the Legion defend,

Determined to win, or with honour to die.

Honour above all, that they all comprehend.

If need be, even death they must all defy.


The enemy is vile, cunning like the fox,

The harsh desert is the mother of them all.

The fort is surrounded; all under deadlocks.

Hunger and thirst will be the cause of the fall.


Brave are the Legionnaires, but the hunger bite,

There’s no honour in dying of hunger and thirst.

On empty stomachs it is too hard to fight,

“May those rats of desert be forever cursed!”


Sergeant Alexander to Captain report:

“Mon Capitain, the situation is grave

Three hundred brave men are defending this fort,

And they are willing to descend into grave,


But the bad news is that they are all hungry,

We have a few figs left, enough for twenty….”

“And the good news is?”- asks Captain abruptly.

“We just have camel dung… but we have plenty!”




© P. J. Oszmann (2004) Illustration: Photomontage+Cartoon+Touch-up (2004)









Jew Be or Not Jew Be

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/6/2004

LOL--hee hee, this is funny! great job--

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 2/5/2004

great job!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 2/4/2004
Humor with a decided bite! This was involving as well as hugely hilarious... I'm still giggling as I click away from here.. cool. katy.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/4/2004
hilarious write, peter; so enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D

Books by
Peter J. Oszmann

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

  1. Democracy at Work
  2. Over internet-ed...
  3. This is Ed's computer talking...
  4. From the Institute of Word-ology
  5. Sunny Days and Mondays
  6. SUCK...
  7. Smile, Darn It
  8. Mushmouth Kostro...
  9. My Ass Is Grass
  11. Summer Doth Approach...
  12. Reincarnation
  13. A Guitar
  14. Have You Seen Ur-Anus?
  15. Wednesday was 70 Degrees...
  16. Kostro's always pickin' on me...AGAIN
  17. The Toilet Seat
  18. My Good Friday Procedure
  19. Sadie Graylow
  20. Confusion say: Men who play with selves r

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