The True Essence

Photo by: Nathan Sowers

“It’s a magic mirror!” said Charles, the Senator’s majordomo. He aimed it towards the giant city. “In the reflection we can see the origins of things. See? The city of Megapolis began as a farmhouse.”

“Really?” drawled Senator Graves, looking bored.

“I look into it, and see a magnificent peacock!”

“Gimme that!” growled Graves. He gazed into the mirror, grimaced, and shook it around.

“What do you see?”

“It must be broken. It’s not working right.”

“I assure you it works fine,” said the majordomo, checking it again. “Try it now.”

Senator Graves sighed. “No, I still see a tapeworm!”
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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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45 Responses to The True Essence

  1. Good one! Tapeworm… 🙂

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  2. I don’t even know what a tapeworm looks like (that’s a good thing not a bad thing)

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    An honest mirror. Should be a must for all politicians.

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  4. Hah! I can think of a few politicians down my way that clearly evolved from tapeworms.

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    This is just a wild guess, but I think I’m starting to see a trend…. By any chance do you not have a good opinion of politicians? 😉

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  6. Dale says:

    Trouble with those tapeworms is they never stop…unless drastic measures are taken… got any ideas?

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  7. Ha ha ha, politicians!

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  8. draliman says:

    Sounds about right. He should count himself lucky he managed tapeworm.

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  9. abhiray59 says:

    A parasite! Politician! Nice satire.

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  10. pennygadd51 says:

    You made me guffaw with that twist, EagleAye!

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  11. Lyn says:

    Perfectly correct 😀

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  12. granonine says:

    Heehee 🙂 A tapeworm, indeed. Lots of politicians are tapeworms, feeding off their hosts.

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  13. jillyfunnell says:

    There’s nothing worse than an ambitious career tapeworm. You never get a straight answer out of them, that’s for sure.

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  14. I’ll never see a politician in the same way again! Nice one.

    Click to read my FriFic tale

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  15. Dear Eric,

    Ha. I set my coffee aside before the last line. Good thing. Such a gentle way of saying parasite. Good one.




  16. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! How the worm has turned becomes a true story. Probably needs to build a wall to stop other worms from coming through.


  17. I agree with your comment about. The comparison with politicians is an insult to the tapeworm.

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  18. James McEwan says:

    A true reflection on all politicians; they try their best but do their worst.

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  19. 4963andypop says:

    Nice punchline. The Peacock was a good comparison too, though I confess I had to look up majordomo to learn it meant the steward of a great house. Not a mirror I want to peer into!

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  20. Tapeworms are awful things, what a sad reflection!

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  21. Indira says:

    :):):). really, you are so funny.


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