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A Critic's Fate

Rating: 1.3
The officer who would not like the name of borderguard,
took his green passport, open at the photo page.
Flipping his fingers while one eye was kept on Mitch,
and chewed a wad of chewing gum that threatened to escape
from fleshy lips beneath a Boston gray Moustache.

'It has been brought', so said the voice in Texas Drawl,
'to our attention at the proud DOHS,
that one -so far elusive- perpetrator, has
besmirched the character and lily skin of this great USA!
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COMMENTS
Chris Mendros 14 March 2008
In reality, it's the borderguard who would be going to jail, but an amusing read nonetheless.
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K K 07 March 2007
Good point made! ! ! KK
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Mahnaz Zardoust-Ahari 06 September 2005
Oh my....Got the underlying meaning very quick....good write!
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M M 12 March 2005
Herbert. I find you a very good poet. I do not understand why your vote is so low. How does this voting work.? ? I will be reading a lot more of your poems. MM
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Rich Hanson 01 March 2005
I laughed heartily upon reading this Herert, knowing its intent, although really, the erosion of our rights and the advent of an internal police state (constructed in the name of 'Homeland Security') is no laughing matter. Hell, even the police departments in many villages (including mine) have begun calling themselves 'Public Safety Buildings.' Like jack booted thugs in leather walking about have anything to do with 'Public Safety.' You really want a scary insight into today's police mentality. Watch 'Cops', on FOX of course.
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Herbert Nehrlich1 01 March 2005
The name was changed to protect the innocent critic. H
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