I Once Worked On A Farm 


I once worked on a farm

And it gave me a bit of alarm 

When time came to kill the cow

I claimed I was kosher

And was unable to do so now  



She Worked Inside A Bakery

     dedicated to my sister Kathy and Hannah B


She worked inside a bakery

And that was always good for me

I saw her whenever I got hungry 

She was so nice she'd feed me 



It Was So Blessed Hot


It was so blessed hot

My wife so frequently prays 

With a hot blessing 

Through the summer days. 


(Names are not real people.)


G. David Schwartz


Bio:  G. David Schwartz is the former president of  Seedhouse, the online interfaith committee. Schwartz is the author of A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue (1994) and Midrash and Working Out Of The Book (2004).  He is currently a volunteer at The Cincinnati J, Meals On Wheels.  His newest book, Shards And Verse (2011) is now in stores or can be ordered on line.