Come hither my friends
And you will hear many a tale
about Curmudgeons, Conundrums and
Druthers that Sail
Marc writes the stories in a rhythmic tone
Gabe will bring them to life in a world all his own
You may consider your life’s ambitions to be complete,
But they will not have been if you have never occupied Sesame Street
Anthropomorphized creatures you will see,
Donkeys and Elephants who serve you and me.
And while we are on Capitol Hill,
look up above, you may see Senator Crackerbarrel
floating with Senator Pill.
I will introduce you to an erudite Dinosaur,
whose wonderful book is in your neighborhood bookstore,
You’ll see those that you once had admired
Are not fully retired,
despite what you’ve heard.
For inside these pages, you’ll find Kojak, Colombo and Mortimer Snerd,
And just when you think
That you have seen it all,
You will meet two legends who played baseball.
A cabbie from one of the Stans
Whose Circuitous route through the Garden State
changes a family’s holiday plans.
Some Shmendriks, Schlimazels, Shlocks and Schlemiels
Who all get together, for their holiday meals.
And to top it all off, with much more than a story,
You’ll read my attempt to write allegory
A story about Those Druthers of Pine
and Gumptions made of wood so refine
and their neighbor The Umbrage, made of the Heaviest Twine
I hope you enjoy our book full of tales,
“Curmudgeons, Conundrums and Druthers that sail!!””