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Ugly Orphans: The Talkin’ Headline Blues #191

The Talkin’ Headline Blues is a weekly series of recordings using unedited headlines from CNN.com written as a song. This week’s topic: Ugly Orphans.

Even ugly orphans enjoy listening to this week’s Talkin’ Headline

Talkin’ Headline haiku

Ugly Orphans: The Talkin' Headline Blues #191
Two ugly orphans share an intimate moment as Vice President Mike Pence pets the hair of President Donald Trump for the first time.

Ugly outrage for fake death.
Trump rarely scrubs.
Look, why turn healthy?
Rabbit leaves Americans orphans.

Aren’t we all ugly orphans at some point in our lives? Probably there are even more times than just one that you feel like that. Alone, cold, unwanted, made to sit in a corner facing the wall.

But at least you weren’t in debt to a foreign government during that time. At least you weren’t the most visible person on the planet. At least you got through it and came out the other side in the warm embrace of someone who showed you love, instead of in a prison cell of one type or another.

So things aren’t all bad then, I guess.

Headlines used for this recording