See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday Poetry Corner


(Editor's note: Often, many of the more sophisticated and literary blogs, often referred to as highbrow blogs post beautiful poetry, and I want to try and emulate their good taste with my new series, Thursday Poetry Corner - I hope you enjoy.)

The Jewess

She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens,
'Til her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes.
What was she to do? Where was she to go? She was out on her fanny...
So over the bridge from Flushing to the Sheffield's door.
She was there to sell make-up, but the father saw more.
She had style! She had flair! She was there.
That's how she became the Nanny!

Who would have guessed that the girl we've described,
Was just exactly what the doctor prescribed?
Now the father finds her beguiling (watch out C.C.!).
And the kids are actually smiling (such joie de vivre!).
She's the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan...
The flashy girl from Flushing, the Nanny named Fran!
...
I'm verklempft!

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:06 PM

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Terry - you take the cake!

    Angela (toolazytosignin) Messenger

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  2. Angela, what is nice about this poem is you can sing it.

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  3. Hey, Ma! Dropped by to kibbitz but you're gone w/Yenta I guess. Ok ... I'm off for some gnosh & back to work. (that C.C. is a farshlepta krenk in my tuchus!).
    Mwah!

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  4. Next week you're posting "Song of Hiawatha", right?

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  5. Some welcome levity in a weary world! I look forward to the next installment.

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  6. Swissmiss - Thanks - I just hope the people I linked to in the article know I'm not making fun of their blogs - and know this is just a joke on myself.

    Cathy, I hate Hiawatha St. - and if it's one of those rap songs, I would never post it! You and that rap crap you like so much! LOL!

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  7. Sorry I missed you Miss Fein.

    Niles

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  8. Terry, you are too much....I needed a good laugh today.

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  9. It really was a beautiful love story...

    :)

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  10. Geez, "Highbrow" is the nicest thing anyone's said to us in a long time...

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