2nd volume, no. 35, Page 6
2nd volume, no. 35, Page 7

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They Both Look Very Sour

The Führer and Reich Minister Dr. Goebbels, who has been appointed as the Reich Plenipotentiary for Total War Effort. – 28-7-44

They both seem to be in a foul mood,
And that’s no wonder indeed,
Their minds tortured by fear‘s power,
They suffer greatly from it.

They are worried sick and in distress,
No way out can be found,
There is no help or solution,
They also have no friends,

Who could stage something grand
At this moment elsewhere,
Because Tojo, this lame fellow,
No longer gives the orders

In Tokyo; No, he disappeared,
The Tenno let him go,
So today, they can’t hope
To get any Japanese help.

The situation is extremely gloomy,
No glimmer of light in sight,
Such bleakness weighs heavily on their heart,
They fear for their necks.

Gone is the fame, gone is the gleam,
We would bet on that,
For them, there‘s not the faintest chance
To save their lives.

They both look very sour indeed,
I can understand it well,
They know their days are numbered,
No wonder they’re wetting their pants.

Post-Editing: They both look very sour

The Führer and Reich Minister Dr. Goebbels, who has been appointed as the Reich Plenipotentiary for Total War Effort. – 28-7-44

They both seem to be in a foul mood,
And that’s no wonder indeed,
Their minds tortured by fear‘s power,
They suffer greatly from it.

They are worried sick and in distress,
No way out can be found,
There is no help or solution,
They also have no friends,

Who could stage something grand
At this moment elsewhere,
Because Tojo, this lame fellow,
No longer gives the orders

In Tokyo; No, he disappeared,
The Tenno let him go,
So today, they can’t hope
To get any Japanese help.

The situation is extremely gloomy,
No glimmer of light in sight,
Such bleakness weighs heavily on their heart,
They fear for their necks.

Gone is the fame, gone is the gleam,
We would bet on that,
For them, there‘s not the faintest chance
To save their lives.

They both look very sour indeed,
I can understand it well,
They know their days are numbered,
No wonder they’re wetting their pants.


Eleonore A. Speckens