Bloomer or Doomer?

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Bloomer or doomer?

Go and ask    Chuck Schumer.


If this doesn’t make sense

go and ask     Mike Pence.


The bloomer has humour

the doomer has ‘exhumer’.                  *(disinter)

The bloomer has breath

the doomer has death.


The focus is on the nation

for a Jew;   the first station.


From me to we;

it just had to be.


Singing the Psalms

‘mode ani’;                     *(Hebrew: “I offer thanks to You”.)

with open palms

happy ‘yaani’?                 *(Arabic)


Gathered around the ’tish’                           *(Yiddish: literally “table”)

yidden eating gefilte fish;                           * (Jews eating stuffed fish)

none of them want to miss

singing ‘Ashrei ha’ish’.                  *(Hebrew: “Praiseworthy is the man”.)


Reb Yankel

said to Frankel

in a small shtetl

where they couldn’t settle:

“If you are a doomer

mashiach will come sooner.”               *(Hebrew word for “Messiah”)


Let us rejoice                                         * (Nagila נָגִילָה)

with a strong voice;

and be glad                                           *(V’nismecha bo וְנִשְׂמְחָה בוֹ)

which isn’t too bad.

The poem can be read in this PDF (click here): Bloomer or Doomer?

About the Author
From London, Britain, Benjamin Kurzweil is sharing his interest in storytelling and comic pun style poems - with a Jewish twist.
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