For thirty-three years I’ve had friendships galore
And now is the time to seek out “mi amour”
A bit about me surely you seek
I speak Hebrew, Bulgarian, even some Greek
Perhaps more than that would be useful to you
Teacher and learner, conservative Jew
Favorite color is red and my politics Green
I enjoy oceans, world travel, and five star cuisine.
My needs are quite simple I’m easy to please
Should be smart and funny, not allergic to peas
Loving and caring, empathic and brave
I’d love to meet someone I’m with to the grave
Short or tall, blond or brunette
Who knows, maybe we’ve already met
Children are key—to birthe or adopt
The dream house needs filling, a wife and a tot.
I’ll gladly make changes that lead to euphoria
Even moving as far as to Lake Victoria
I have courage to speak and confidence in self
The rest too will follow, adventure and wealth
The people are out there the sea full of swimmers
I’ll take you to movies, art shows, and to dinners
I know you are out there, the love of my life
To have and to hold—husband and wife.
Time will tell if as soul mates we’re fated
Before marriage perhaps we should first have dated
Facebook or Myspace, Twitter or text
E-mail or phone call the move is yours next
So wherever you are and whoever you be
I’m waiting for you, are you waiting for me?
Ok, really cheesy but I worked on it for a while so I didn't want to get rid of my masterful poetry before it was seen! I'm a math teacher at a small boarding school and love working with my students to help them fall in love with learning -- even if I cannot convince all of the to be mathematicians. People describe me as a renaissance man (perhaps because I studied Renaissance literature) and I love to know a little about a lot and make myself useful to those around me. Working in education means that there are often many years before I see any of my work come to fruition in the lives of my students and so, in my off time, I love to do things that have a tangible endpoint -- cooking, reading a great book, hiking a mountain, building something, or exploring a museum. The "poem" (and, yes that does stretch the definition a bit!) has hopefully not turned you off and maybe even piqued your interest :)