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Aisha's Egypt: Duck Market Day

Carrying her duck perched high on her head,

She's walking her duck to the market.


He pokes out his head to get a good look,

Observing his fate, sitting patiently.


He calmly enjoys the view from on high,

While the ducks back home view his privileged life


As the lucky duck who gets to travel,

Escaping the farm with the farmer's wife.


How smugly he smiles and proudly displays

His best behavior while riding her head.


Ignorance is bliss even for a duck

Travelling the world in an orange basket


Carried on the head of a farmer's wife

As she walks her duck to the market.


This moment of fun will soon be over –

Life changes like that, and soon it's over.


Someone will eat him for dinner tonight –

He won't return home with the farmer's wife


Even lucky ducks living privileged lives,

Travelling the world while riding high,


May escape the farm with the farmer's wife,

But won't escape fate when it's dinnertime.

Aisha (formerly Kathleen) Abdelhamid is a syndicated writer for, and, members of Important Media Network. is a retired Computer Engineer with the U.S. Dept. of Defense, where she worked as an Interactive Multimedia Training Author and Graphic Artist. Her latest work published in this field was commissioned by the U.S. Congress as mandatory training for all new enlistees of all branches of U.S. Military, entitled, "Personal Financial Management," hosted by Mr. Ronnie Lott, former NFL football star. In her personal life, Aisha is an American woman who flushed 20 years of marriage to a mean, drunk, 'wasp' (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) in favor of an incredibly loving Egyptian Muslim man she met online. They married in Egypt after 50 days of correspondence, and less than 24 hours after their 1st meeting. She's using her binders of printed emails as posts on her blog, "Aisha's Oasis." ( Readers are enjoying the whirlwind excitement of an internet romance that went right, and sharing in her new, exciting life in Egypt.

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