June 14, 2009

Tell her


Churchill's play struck many chords. A couple of people have come up with additional stanzas. It is an enchanting format with endless growth potential. Perhaps we should have a "7 Jewish Children" extension contest. Here would be my contribution:
Tell her Hebrew is dead. Tell her we killed her.
No. Don't tell her that.
Tell her we revived Hebrew.
Tell her we were afraid she was going to betray us.
Tell her she was growing up to be like her sister.
Tell her they were befriending her.
Tell her we covered her face with a pillow, just to hush her.
No. Don't tell her that.
Tell her it is safer to remain silent.
Tell her loose lips sink ships.
No. Don't tell her that.
Tell her she can speak English.


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