Eight poems by G. David Schwartz

Up The Alley Ways

Up the alley ways
We creep and keep silent
And we just don’t care
Where the others went.

I Remember Sergeant Metz

I remember Sergeant Metz
He was a landman speaking Yiddish until he was gone
I never say him after service
He went to Vietnam

Carmel Colored Candy

Carmel colored candy
To be is not dandy
It always gets stuck in my teeth
and there I get no relief

Les, Ed And Eliot

Les, Ed and Eliot
Are all now up in heaven
I do truly hope they meet
and become real good buds

The Butterfly Rose

The butterfly rose
and I did espy
The butterflies nose
Right in my eye

I Pet My Dog

I pet my dog
He swings his tail
he’s fairly sure I wont
put him out in jail

Snow Angels

I use to make snow angels
In the neighbors yard
And I did it till
I was frozen hard

115 Her Sandals Slipped

Her sandals slipped from the pathways arch
Her image slid from the trail
Her banjo fell from her knees
and then the road did fail.

G. David Schwartz – the former president of Seedhouse, the online interfaith committee. Schwartz is the author of A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue (1994) and Midrash and Working Out Of The Book (2004) Currently a volunteer at The Cincinnati J, Meals On Wheels. His newest book, Shards And Verse (2011) is now in stores or can be order on line.

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