Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Week Before Yom Kippur & A Message to Kim Davis

Preface: Has Beans Cafe in Chico is home to a wonderful Thursday night Open Mic.The talented cast has become my local family, and I recite poetry several times a month. My most recent poem follows. It's not erotica; I couldn't figure out how to sex-up Labor Day or the Jewish New Year. Instead, Kim Davis and her buds inspired this one.

If you want to see and hear me, bless you. It's here.
Happy New Year to the Jewish world, and happy new week to all!

PS I just noticed that my Rabbi wished all a happy 5776. Oops. One of us is a year off. We won't correct a Rabbi, though. Smiles. 


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  1. I almost didn't read this because I have Kim Davis fatigue. The hypocrisy burns with that insignificant troll who will now make a fortune on the bigot circuit spouting her ignorance and preying upon the misguided faiths of those unfortunate enough to follow her line of demonizing hate-speak. That said, I really enjoyed your poem. Happy Yom Kippur. But also, you couldn't make Labor Day dirty? You? Nothing about laboring, sweating, etc.?

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    1. Well, I clearly should've consulted you, Pickleope Von Pickleope. I like your ideas for a sexy Labor Day post. You know, I think my heart is too entrenched in the labor movement, though, to be open to such creativity. Thank you, though. I really like you. You're my favorite kinda pickle.

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  2. Kosher tofu! Hahaha... This is so funny. My smile of the day :)

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  3. Surviving kosher tofu - that's a big one!
    Very funny, Robyn.

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    1. Yeah. Why? Kosher tofu? Just why?

      Thank you, Martha and Alex.

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  4. That's an amusing but great message, Robyn.

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  5. Wonderful! It would have been a treat to have heard you recite it and I will share this with some of my Jewish (and maybe some non-Jewish) friends.

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  6. That is hilarious! I love the line abut populating Hollywood and Ivy League schools.

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    1. They still believe that, Deb. Some Jews, even, believe it. Yeah, we have some stupid specimens too.

      Thank you.

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  7. amen and shalom, etc. Oh you are sooooo good. I would come to your open mic if I lived closer. Alas, I'm just glad you share on your blog. All the blessings to you for a happy new year and good week.

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  8. This was a fantastic read. Great job, Robyn. Don't remember if I told you but the non-profit company I work for is a Jewish foundation so I'm off today and tomorrow to celebrate your New Year. So, from me to you, Happy New Year, my friend!

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    1. Happy time off, dear friend. That's awesome. Have a little honey (for a sweet new year), and you're practically one of us.
      Love ya.

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    2. I cannot tell you how much I'm learning over there. Such cool traditions! Love it!!

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  9. haha nice Hollywood line. A fun one indeed. But you couldn't sex up labor day? A labor of love could have came into play lol

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    1. I know, right? I disappointed you, and you and Pickleope have some lines for next year's Labor Day. I'll check back in then.

      Cheers, Pat Hatt.

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  10. I actually do want to see/hear it, but when I click that link I get this:
    "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can."

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    1. Sorry. I don't know how to post a video, as if I need to state this. But it worked before. ugh.

      Try: https://www.facebook.com/Rawknrobyn

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  11. This was not only funny but so true! I love how you put it to that Christmas poem. Ahh yes Hollywood-that forward looking place that never carries any ill will. You are so right so I say Peace and light and I will steal the Vulcan greeting when I say that:)

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    1. Have you ever been to Hollywood, Birgit? It's a very scary place - even if you're in full armor and it's in the middle of the day. Oy vey. Peace and light - also with you. =)

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  12. You are so clever with the rhymes. I really enjoyed this one (despite the fact that it wasn't sexed up:).

    I think I've said this to you before, but I find Jewish traditions fascinating.

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    1. We do have some interesting ones, with yummy food. Thank you kindly, Robin.

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  13. That was FANTASTIC!! I think it's great that you do this open mic night there. Good for you!

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    1. I'm truly grateful for Chico and my Open Mic family. Thanks much, Barb. Glad you liked it.

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  14. Even though I'm a conservative (as you know), I look at Kim Davis' antics with great disdain. First, I have absolutely nothing against gay people (like everyone else, though, they are fodder for humor. I don't discriminate). I really don't think God does, either. Second (and most important to me), it was her JOB to issue licenses. Just because you don't like a law does not give you the right to blow it off. If she felt that strongly about it, STFU and quit. So, it's a circus with that hag.
    Have a great day! Party like it's 5776!

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    1. And what's so twisted, Al, is that she also didn't issue marriage licenses to straight couples!! WTF. If her conscience has to do with homophobia, why not issue to straight couples? Frikkin idiot.
      Do you know she's a Democratic? Oy vey...so many levels of meshugenah here. But I love ya. Thanks.

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    2. I know she's a Democrat. And that she's been married more than a few times (so much for marriage sanctity). And that she's pulling the same type of crap again and may go to jail for contempt. Good grief.

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  15. Jews have to eat kosher tofu? That sounds worse that the unleavened crackers made for Passover. A Jew once told me they made him constipated. I said that was a minor sacrifice to appease Yahweh.

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    1. Well, we don't have to eat it, GB. And were it a choice between the plain matza that clogs you up, or kosher tofu - I'd be forced to, I'm afraid.

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  16. Brilliant! I especially like rhyming "wish" with "knish."

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I wanna find a knish now. We don't have any around here. Have you had any? They're so good!

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  17. Happy New Year to my favorite chocolate covered bubbeleh! I'm with GB on Kosher tofu.

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    1. Thank you, my favorite, part-Jewish Scandanavian viking.

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  18. Love it. And really, really long for more of us to realise the world is a community (or should be). No them, only us.
    A very happy new year (and life) to you.

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  19. Sorry that we disagree on Kim Davis. I feel everyone has a right to stand up for their own conscience... and while I prolly wouldn't have done it her way, I have to say it takes courage to go to jail for your convictions. But, that's why we all have independant minds, so we don't agree all the time.


    Have a happy new year!

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    1. You are so nice and respectful when you disagree, Chris. I won't go into it further, because I agree in standing for convictions, but...I shall close by saying you're a good one. Thank you.

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  20. That was AWESOME! Wow! A very happy new year to you Robyn!

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  21. Kim Davis must be meeting a lot of new people, so if the randy wench plays her cards right, maybe she'll find Husband #5. (You go, Grrlll!!)

    As for you, Robyn, the poem wraps you in awesomeness...with a garland on your curly head.

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    1. I love the way you word things, Margaret, and it's always delightful to see you. Thank you.

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  22. Great message, but still made me laugh even though Kim Davis is still pissing me off :(

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    1. I know, and her asinine fans are even worse. They should've locked Huckabee up, since he volunteered. And then, oops, lost the key.

      Thanks, Madilyn.

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    2. Huckabee is a puffed-up, grandstanding stooge.

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  23. Good poem with a good message and Clement C. Moore would have approved of the rhyme-scheme, as do I. You are remarkable.

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  24. Very well written, Robyn!! I loved it. Happy New Year to you!

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  25. I snapped along as you recited this fabulous poem! It was even better seeing you in action. Happy and healthy New Year, Robyn! Maybe you can turn this into the first Yom Kippur Rap.

    Julie

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  26. Hi Robyn -- There's an award for you over at my blog today and a plug for your new book!

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  27. That was fun to read. I bet it is even more fun to hear you recite this in person. Happy New Year, Robyn!

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  28. Bravo! Loved the poem! Happy New Year!

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  29. Wonderful poem. I like this one better than the sexed up ones, but I am a bit of a prude :)

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    1. Rhonda, thank you. I do too, and I'm a bit of a prude - despite my writing - too. Smiles.

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    1. I should make that more clear - what happened back then that caused the Jews to start recording time from that moment?

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    2. Hmm, great question. I think Hebrews (we were called Hebrews first) began with Abraham and Sarah, but I really don't know. We record time the same way as the Anglo-Christian world, except that we write/say "BCE" (Before the Common Era) instead of "BC" (Before Christ), Michael. I'm not answering your question - I'm giving more info that has little to do with it. It's kinda the Jewish way. =)

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    3. Hahaha that's okay, I've gained a sort of idea. I'm just trying to remember my characters from the Christian Old Testament. Abraham was the first one to be circumcised wasn't he?

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    4. I believe so, Michael. Poor guy. I mean, bless him - our Jewish fore...fore-father! Smiles.

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  31. Great poem Robyn. And Happy New year!
    (ps I don't know who Kim Davis is .. lol.. But I have a feeling that's a good thing. )
    Great that youre getting up at poetry nights. Not that easy to do. :)
    x

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