Avi Schwartz
Avi Schwartz

Happy Anniversary, My Beloved Patty!

looked like nothing was going to change
everything was dark across the range
all was just out of tune and deranged
around me the world had become so rotten and strange

every time and moment remained the same
each day was the old game
only thing left to me was my name
as I watched the days roll in, so full of shame

Nothing to live for. No one to trust
no one seemed to know what was just –
just thought of the day of eternal dust
so many people left me in disgust

the evening dinner were the halva leftovers
and the benches were my sleepovers
scammed I was, taken for a rollover
until she came into my life and made a makeover

Beauty of face, gentle of smile, warm of voice,
she gave my life a new choice
she gave me something to rejoice
a flag of hope to hoist

so many decades just watching the tides roll away
brown hair turned by loneliness into gray
remembering the wounds of those that did me a betray
it seemed that my life had come to its D-day

but she would not give up
She told me, “You are no longer alone anymore. I am your backup.”
That is when I placed down the deathcup
She was no trickster, no setup.

Well today is one year
and 6,000 miles is as just as near
as is as the air is so precious and dear –
with her life now is a glorious frontier

the morning sun, the evening star
is breathtaking because of her
her love did heal every scar
to have her — all the pain to reach her
was it worth it, a pain now that became a blur
How blessed I am to have her!!!!!

Baruch Hashem! In the Merits of my Holy Parents! She is mine!


About the Author
Rabbi Avi Schwartz, is the son of the Palmach Legend, Motke Eish HaGarzen, Motke the Axeman. His Father was the commander that led the 21 Palmach Warriors who conquered Har Tzion ( Mount Zion), King David's Tomb in 1948, rescuing 1,700 Jewish men, women and children from the onslaught in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Rabbi Schwartz is both a Black Hat Rabbi and Zionist activist. A filmmaker and writer, with works in Netflix, he is also the creator of the first apps against BDS: Fight BDS and BDS Myth Busters (BDS Myth Busters is sponsored by the Hollywood icon and anti-BDS activist Roseanne Barr. Rabbi Schwartz is the VP of Digital Marketing and Director of Energycite, a breakthrough technology in energy conservation. He also is the founder of Torah Teen Palmach Center, training teens to be future leaders in the tradition of the Palmach.