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Letter from an Old Jewish Poet
by Doug Holder

Friday, February 10, 2006
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A love poem for my friend poet Ed Galing.

 


   Poet Ed Galing.

 


 




 

 

 

 

I think most of us know and love poet Ed Galing. Ed is well into his 80's, a fine poet, and very feisty. Being a Jewish boy ( of 50), Ed reminds me of many of my relatives; full of love, but cantankerous at the same time. Ed is known for his letters as well as his poems. His letters are quite dramatic, and he is not afraid to stick-it-to-all of us "youngsters" out there. Ed has a genius for lulling you into complacency, just as he bitch slaps and leaves you with your fly down. I never get upset from Ed's letters. This guy is still a fighter as he is pushing 90. Here is a love poem to my pal Ed Galing:

 

Letter from an Old Jewish Poet

 

Your are like a son to me.

I love your work.

Again

I have included a small poem,

so it shouldn't be missed,

I am old,

certainly

not a reason to publish this.

 

And how about that boychick

on the Coast?

God forbid

he should publish my work,

like a son to me too

but such a callow jerk!

 

And mister big shot editor

why do you publish her?

she's nothing but

a cat-loving cur!

 

As you know

I am an old man

weathered its true ,

and most-of-all- remember

I am a Jew....

 

 

 

 

Did I tell you?

You remind me of my son.

But truth

be told

you  both ain't that young.

 

But you can imagine

my outrage

when my name

does not appear

on that page,

 

and I realize

my time is short

 

 

on this

relentless stage.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/10/2006
Hilarious...though he should have been on the stage.
Nice tribute...you are a good friend.
BTW, should that be "butch slapped"? ROFL
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