Thursday, September 28, 2006

Dub Canute

Dub Canute
The Dick Times: News that Bites!
Dateline Chicago, 28 September, year of the post turtle
Lying clod plods bumpy road
to cliff’s edge,
stands on crumbling ledge
and peers to sea.
Hand shades his eyes from glare
of setting sun
as once bright orb sinks in darkness
at horizon line
and bumbling bully thinks of no words but
“We’re doing fine!”

Storm clouds at his back
and rising wind,
lightning flashes,
heavy rains,
and threats of flood,

his right hand drops,
clamps firmly to his face,
the fading sun creates an X-ray, and he says
“Hey, look, I see the blood that’s in my hand!”
having long denied the gore
from finger tip
to elbow
on the skin outside.

Dick sez: this ride ain’t over yet!

And! The Diquiz!
In our country’s military history many battles
have been given different names by the opposing sides.
Try to match up the names and figures in the lists that follow.

A. The battle of
1. Shiloh
2. Bull Run
3. Baghdad
4. Chattanooga

B. The battle of
1. Pittsburg Landing
2. Manassas Junction
3. Missionary Ridge
4. Cheney’s Wells

C. Total dead and wounded
1. 3,300
2. 1,100
3. who’s counting ?
4. 23,741

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