Friday, December 25, 2009

Why do you want to live

You’re behind bars
Confined to death row
For heinous crimes
They won’t let you go

A cell that’s too small
A commode and a sink
Once a week showers
Soon after you’ll stink

Time’s running out
No more appeals
Years spent in jail
Eating horrible meals

You still want to live
I don't know why
You killed someone
But are scared to die

You fought in a war
And lost your leg
Don’t amputate
They heard you beg

A hero they say
Now missing a limb
He's not giving up
He says life's not grim

The Nazi’s took power
In World War 2
What a terrible time
To be a Jew

Beaten and starved
Sent to be gassed
Some of the strong
Were able to last

Families scattered
Most of them died
Some of the lucky
Were able to hide

Those who survived
Did not want to die
To tell their story
They say that’s why

A middle-aged lady
Fighting depression
Does not want to live
It’s her confession

Not able to function
As she had in the past
No friends will call her
She's now an outcast

By, Randee Saber 12/25/09

Friday, December 18, 2009

Nice Jewish Girl

A nice Jewish girl
When I was young
Many Jewish girls
I once was among

When Chanukah came
There’d be no tree
And just a menorah
With candles to see

One or two presents
I would receive
Not one for each night
As some may believe

As I got older
I asked for a tree
And lights on the house
But that wouldn’t be

Exchanging presents
With a non Jewish friend
Enjoying the season
That quickly would end

Christmas carols
Were sung at school
Some schools won’t allow
It’s now the new rule

A gentile boy
I could never date
A Jewish boy
Had to be my mate

It wasn’t until
My much later years
I learned of the Nazis
And had many fears

I learned about Hitler
And what he had done
Killing six million Jews
Most couldn’t outrun

Ann Frank’s diary
Made me upset
Her family in hiding
Being found was a threat

I’m a grown woman
But reluctant to tell
People I’m Jewish
We’re not liked too well

In the suburbs of Houston
It’s been hard to find
Friends that are Jewish
Though I don’t mind

My neighbor is Jewish
How lucky to meet
One Jewish family
On the same street

Suicide bombings
The Arabs will choose
They don’t value life
Plus they hate the Jews

Our President says
There’s a good rapport
With the Israelis
Who he won’t ignore

By, Randee Saber 5/28/06

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tiger Woods has fallen down

Adapted from: “London Bridge is Falling Down” (Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme)

Tiger Woods has fallen down
Fallen down, fallen down
Tiger Woods has fallen down
The golfer who’s renown

A lady said she had an affair
Had an affair, had an affair
A lady said she had an affair
With Tiger, should we care

Things like this are nothing new
Nothing new, nothing new
Things like this are nothing new
Will his wife now say adieu

Tiger Woods should mend his ways
Mend his ways, mend his ways
Tiger Woods should mend his ways
Otherwise big bucks he pays

Tiger Woods they’ll build you up
Build you up, build you up
Tiger Woods they’ll build you up
So you can win another cup

By, Randee Saber 12/5/09

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Years Resolutions

I can hardly believe
It’s two thousand and ten
And new resolutions
I’ve made again

Losing weight
Is priority one
Giving up sweets
I’ve now begun

Getting in shape
Is priority two
A leisurely walk
I know I can do

Spend less money
Cook my own meals
No eating out
With coupon deals

These resolutions
I make every year
I say to myself
So no one can hear

By, Randee Saber 12/4/09