Gershon Hepner

Whom should we blame?

In the old days we would blame our problems
on mysterious powers whom
we used to label vaguely, since we didn’t
know precisely who they were,
as “They,”
but nowadays we’re even less aware
of who has caused our casual doom,
the world a stage on which we’d never know
the names of actors in the play,
or, what about;

if indeed there is a plot,
which personally I greatly doubt,
although I’m always asking what
the plot might be, the while receiving
answers that make very little
common sense and not believing
a jot wrapped in a tiny tittle
riddle, and enigma wrapped
just like the monstrous mystery,
called Russia, which was one time slapped
as this in Churchill’s history!

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
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