By S. Friedman
A long time ago in a land far far away
The Yidden were in exile and did not want to stay
A sequence of events occurred, divine in nature
With the most unlikeliest of outcomes one would wager
Behind the scenes a symphony was orchestrated
When as a nation we seemed to be quite ill fated
It all began with a grand party for the king
For he wanted even the Jews under his wing
Against sagely advice people did go
“They won, we may as well go with the flow!”
It was made to be kosher, with a minyan and glatt
I’m sure they even had for the phones a parking spot
Gluttony at it’s best, all the food in season
Wine tasting, mixed drinks and liquors from every nation
Ahh, the sweet smell of the cigar rolling station!
While the fee for attendance was naught
Their Jewish souls, in his net were caught
As a result of this a heavenly decree came to pass
Haman convinced Achashveirosh to kill the Jews en masse
After a beheading that would inspire even ISIS
The king was in search for a new queen, a Miss
Esther was chosen despite a unique green complexion
The king viewed all the others like they had an Ebola infection
Mordechai eavesdropped on a plot right out of Shakespeare
Bigsan and Serash then wore “I Can’t Breathe” shirts- a pair!
He advised Esther and got the Jews to fast and repent
Would there be enough time for the decree to be bent?
When Achashveirosh awoke at night, the crescendo began to play
“Haman, how do I bestow one honor, what do you say?”
On a horse with kingly garments Mordechai was pranced about
“This is what is done for a man the king wants to honor,” Haman did shout
Maybe Haman’s daughter thought he supported fighting ALS
But it was not ice in the bucket she threw- what a mess!
Then to an exclusive, minimum per plate, party he was rushed
When Esther said “J’accuse!” Boy did Haman blush.
And so ended his career, and he had nothing to say
50 feet high from the gallows Haman did sway
Mordechai was promoted with the sudden vacancy
And the Jews had been brought out of their complacency
The decree was altered and we were all saved from annihilation
Instead for all generations Purim is the greatest celebration
So give m’shaloch monos, drink wine in copious amounts
And give tons of tzedakah– empty your bank accounts!
The party of all parties, on Purim we celebrate the most
Because we know Who invited us- the Ultimate Host