Freilekhn Geburtstog

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A man with a great disposition
Who could talk you into submission
Won’t be taken for a fool
Were there any from Blackpool?
Used to be a marathon runner
He really loathes the Gunners
Our sage bestowing advice
He was out there more than twice
Editor and chief, one and all
No articles please, on basketball
Humble yet yields immense power
He even helps that other shower
When the FAI were near decay
He sent the man in the toupee

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Penchant for genius flawed
Even when it goes abroad
This advice he’ll give out for free
The bad ones are the luxury
His sentiments hardly newish
He definitely isn’t Jewish
Good Friday was the feast
No card came from the Beast
In Tallaghtfornia penitentiary
To celebrate his semi century
His one consuming passion
Will ne’er go out of fashion
He doesn’t bark, he doesn’t shout
Doubtcha Yiddo, 50 not out



As my pal Yiddo reaches the half century, what better way to celebrate than with a poem.
He runs an Independent Cork City Fanzine called IWOTO (I Was Out There Once) http://www.iwoto.com

The title is what the internet told me is Yiddish for Happy Birthday.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/freilekhn-geburtstog/