I have written, and write, verses on different subjects,including politics. Some are satiric and some, I hope, amusing. Feel free to comment.

July 26, 2010

An Upside Down World (Haaretz, Jewish newspaper)


The U.S. maintains a Middle East theocracy
is the region’s one and only democracy.
But can anyone believe reasonable Israelis wish their country harm
when they compare it to Orwell’s animal farm?

In a land where all are meant to be brothers
some are much more equal than the others.
The Haradim cause the Prime Minister´s worst headache
and on them he would like to put a brake.

Although growing like weeds they are still a minority
who claim to be their country’s ultimate authority.
They decline to engage in any tiresome chores,
especially when it comes to fighting wars.

Can anyone be found to lend a hand to Netanyahu
just as Marissa Mayer was enlisted to rescue Yahoo?
Benjamin could do with some assistance
to help him overcome his nemeses’ obstinate resistance.

In Jerusalemthe Ultras attack young women if and when
they walk on the same side of the street as men.
They assault them if they don’t like their clothes
only adding to the P.M.’s woes.

Their remarkable ability to reproduce
threatens to cook the poor guy’s goose.
If Samson’s strength really was in his hair
do the Haridim get theirs from the ringlets they wear?

While their mischief may leave Bibi vexed
outsiders admit they are perplexed.
If keeping the sexes apart is among Ultraorthodox habits
how is it they are able to multiply like rabbits?

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