Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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"Purim poem"

by Reb Nati at Mystical Paths


Sing this poem to the tune of bingo was his nameo

By Yisrael Moskovits

Many years ago in Persia there once lived a king: Achasheverosh was his name.
He ruled 127 countries: that was his fame.
He made a party for 180 days: and then for one more week...
The wine was older that your age: it wasn't for the meek.
There was much pomp: the food was good and the wine was flowing...
everyone took it in: there was no other place to be going.
At this point he was not sober: he did something rash...
He demanded of Vashti: make a show before everyone at the bash.
She said that she would'nt do it: you must be drunk...
That enraged him even more: He didn't like her spunk.
O' he beheaded her: and that calmed him down.
But without Vashti: he was in a frown.
He needed another queen: to wear Vashti's crown...
so let there be beauty contest: I'll choose the new queen on my own.
The beauty pageant: came to town...
Esther won it: it was hands down.
He wanted to know her: Na-tion-ality...
"No" she said. "That secret stays with me!"

Bigson and Seresh were lurking around: to overthrow the king...
But Mordechai understood their lingo: and disrupted their ring.
Esther came and told the king: on Mordechai's behalf...
about the plot of poisoning: it's not a matter to laugh.

The king made Haman : into a VIP...
Now he belonged to the : Persian high socie-ty.
Everywhere he went : people had to bow...
It was the new rule in Persia: don't ask me how.
Mordechai just came and went: he didn't bow a bit...
That made Haman vent: I'm gonna have a fit.

Haman planned with the king to kill the Jews
but he didn't want this to be big news.
"They have different ways from us and from the things we do...
for example their holidays they celebrate: without a barbecue!"
"I see, about them, You are right...
but this must be done out of sight."
"Aren't you afraid of their G-d: haven't you been told?"...
"No! said Haman he is old: and he can't even scold."
"And besides, I have for the kings pockets: ten thousand of silver"...
"Ok you have my stamp: but the money you must deliver."
He planned to kill them all: from near and from far...
The decree was stamped: the date was set for Adar.

Mordechai bade Esther: with a plea...
to null-ify: Haman's decree.
She came to stand before the king: after fasting for three days...
It's very urgent it couldn't wait: Please don't be fazed.


The king tossed and turned all night: He just couldn't sleep
Then Haman came early morn: with a secret he couldn't keep.
The kind said first: there is something I want you to do...
To repay a favor: to Mordechai the Jew...
To lead him on my horse around the city streets: and then you must tell...
This is how the king favors a person: who did him well.

Haman found Mordechai teaching his students: and asked what are they saying?...
"They are learning the service of the temple and are praying."

"I came to lead you around the city with the kings garments and horse."...
"You, Haman, are wicked person. Have you no remorse?"

No one saw who threw the garbage: on Haman's face...
But he had to be at the party: and appear with grace.
There was no time to change his clothes: no time at all...
The king's men were waiting outside: to whisk him to the ball.
The king said to Esther the queen: "What troubles you my dear?"...
I'll give you half the kingdom: if you tell me your fear.
She said there is someone very cruel: who plans for my defeat...
and this man will be then trying to take your seat.
The king rose up and cried aloud " Who can this be"?...
Her finger pointed to the man: "It's Haman, can't you see"?

There's a gallows outside that Haman just built: it's fifty cubits high...
"Then hang him now hang him high": came the king's reply.

Mordechai came to the king: about the Jew's plight...
"I'm sorry", the king said, "Haman's decree still stands." : The Jews will have to fight.
They took to arms: and won the war...
But in Shushan : they needed one day more.
They made this miracle into a Holiday: and celebrate it with much glee...
I drink the wine I drink so much: I don't know if I'm me!
The reading of the Megilla: its for us to hear...
When Haman's name comes up: the noise is hard to bear.
The shops are all empty: everything is gone...
It's all being sent: to people around the town.
We send the food: with good will...
So the poor people: can eat till their fill.
We send mishloach manos: and give to the poor...
It's better to eat a little less: and to give a little more.
The message that Purim comes to tell: it's very clear to see...
Hashem protects his people: from any evil decree.
There's one more thing about Purim: remember it for Hashem's sake...
We must try to obliterate: the name of Amalek.

Happy Purim Yisrael Moskovits

2 comments:

Miriam said...

Purim sameach!

Nightghost said...

Yay!! Loved this, very nice!

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