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Sherwood: Apologies to Ogden Nash

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

Marking the one year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I offer this poem with a tongue in cheek nod to Ogden Nash:

The Russian. (With A nod to Nash)

Discourteous clamor, crashes the Russian
He issues a snide “excuse my mission.”
He bursts into his neighbor’s house, 
And smiles slyly, like a louse.
He bows with fiendish grin,
And invites his ravenous family in
He sneers a sneer and bows a backwards bow,
“Ukrainian! This is my house, now.”
Awakened from his bed,
He finds his gun and shoots the discourteous Russian, dead.

Tom Sherwood