Gershon Hepner
Gershon Hepner

Bibi Netanyahu’s Fatal Failing

While regarding Israel’s fantastic future I am bullish
I also feel that lots of credit for this upbeat feeling should be given
to Bibi Netanyahu, who’s unanimously unforgiven
for friendlessness, the fatal failing of which he is fullish.Like Mother Hubbard’s cupboard his is bare,
so don’t look into it for any friends, for there
are none, because he has been left alone
with none who’re willing to throw this poor dog a bone.
GWH 7/12/2021

Old Mother Hubbard, children’s nursery rhyme

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard,
To give the poor dog a bone:
When she came there,
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.

About the Author
Gershon Hepner is a poet who has written over 25,000 poems on subjects ranging from music to literature, politics to Torah. He grew up in England and moved to Los Angeles in 1976. Using his varied interests and experiences, he has authored dozens of papers in medical and academic journals, and authored "Legal Friction: Law, Narrative, and Identity Politics in Biblical Israel." He can be reached at