Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 14 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts    H4'ed 3/17/20

Coronavirus: The Pain in Spain is Raining on the Brain

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   2 comments
Author 70183
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Philip Kraske
Become a Fan
  (5 fans)

gladiator fight
gladiator fight
(Image by hans s)
  Details   DMCA

Here in Madrid it's complete panic for most,
(Except for those who've slipped off to the coast),
Folks robbing folks of the T-paper they carry,
Flourishing big knives and acting quite scary,
Others tear their clothes and gibberish bark:
And this from guys who'd never shown that much spark.
.
You heard it from me, don't believe what you're told,
Crowds fill the streets and public order's on hold,
The police fight gangs who are robbing face masks,
No time to give tickets or regular tasks,
So drivers do ninety on all the main drags,
Recording videos for all-to-hear brags.
.
Oh, it's chaos and more, it's total breakdown,
It's Alien and Chuckie going to town,
The supermarkets are empty even of shelves,
My neighbors, wife and I took three for ourselves,
Molotovs are moving: five euros for nine,
With free delivery on Amazon Prime.
.
Al Qaeda consultants are making a killing,
Ten percent down and sixty-day billing,
LPGs, IEDs are the plan they're giving,
Translating which is how I make a living,
Not as good as back when I taught the King's speech,
But, well, just surviving is up to us each.
.
Still, I'm not sure this bad streak's gonna last,
Since when lots of people get C-virus past,
And tell all their friends it wasn't a big deal,
But ten sunny days did it from them steal,
We might settle down and to ourselves resign
To living with 'flu without rape and rapine.

 

Well Said 2   Funny 1   Interesting 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Philip Kraske Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

"11/9 and the Terrorist Who Loved Bonsai Trees" is Philip Kraske's just-published novel. It can be found at his website: www.philipkraske.com

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

9-11 was a national job

What if North Korea Turns off the Lights in America?

Republicans try to stop the Revolution of the Rubes

The touchy-feely propaganda of 60 Minutes

Russia and The New Rome

Is the Next President Too Important for Iowans to Vote on?

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

2 people are discussing this page, with 2 comments


Nels Wight

Become a Fan
Author 2581
(Member since Sep 3, 2006), 3 fans, 1132 comments (How many times has this commenter been recommended?)
Not paid member and Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

  New Content

Filip, no es verdad!

Submitted on Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 at 12:53:50 PM

  Recommend  (0+)
Help
Indent

Philip Kraske

Become a Fan
Author 70183
(Member since Aug 17, 2011), 5 fans, 169 articles, 114 comments (How many times has this commenter been recommended?)
Facebook Page Twitter Page Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Reply to Nels Wight:   New Content

Tranquilo, hombre. Es una sa'tira. It's satire. The truth is the Spaniards are holding up pretty well, coming out en masse each night at 8 on the dot to applaud the health-care workers all across the country.

Submitted on Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 at 4:28:16 PM

  Recommend  (0+)
Help