I am a physician who was educated in England and moved to the US in 1968 and to LA in 1976. In addition I am a scholar of the Hebrew Bible, and have written a book, Legal Friction: Law, Narrative and Identity Politics in Biblical Israel, published by Peter Lang Publishing in 2010. I am the father of four children who are all above average, and grandfather of nine exceptional grandchildren. more »
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gershon hepner Poems
My language always is precise, but I’m prepared to take advice from people who can’t follow what I’m saying. When I’m being hot,
Once You Touch A Butterfly
Once you touch a butterfly it often, flustered, fails to flutter, and cannot soar into the sky without a sputter and may splutter,
The beauty of a ruin may be best appreciated by a rank outsider,
Of almost bare, the derriere of women wearing underwear that covers little, I would sing, and thongs that are designed to cling
Accentuate The Positive
Accentuate the positive, I said, and minimize the negative, and then lift up your head. Look in my eyes,
Portrait Of A Marriage
Before the marriage can been framed the canvas has to be unrolled, and even if the artist is unnamed make sure the story that he’s told
Doors I Never Close
Doors I never close cause millions of regrets, like yesteryears whose snows no melting heart forgets.
It's A Man's Man's Man's Man's World
It’s a man’s man’s man’s man’s world, but it’s really nothing if you haven’t got a woman or a girl by whom you’re whirled around, around, around. There are a lot
Death Of Rachel
In Bethel he had seen the gate of heaven, and by the sight had truly been beguiled: the patriarch returned there with eleven young sons, plus Rachel, who was big with child.
Barefeet Without Wings
She climbs the mountains without shoes and as she sees the summit she sings a theme, afraid to lose her way. She hears me hum it,
They said: “We must get rid of him.” in jealousy and hate they wished to tear him limb from limb, but two of them said: “Wait! ”
One hundred fifty years for Madoff are surely an untimely trade-off for billions that he ripped off traders, abetted by his trading aiders
You do not hold a grudge for long if you are an agnostic, and think that no one can be wrong, with no need to be caustic
She taught me laughing, rolling on the floor, acronyming it as rofl, salad days with her I think are more than merely mayonnaised kartoffel.
My language always is precise,
but I’m prepared to take advice
from people who can’t follow what
I’m saying. When I’m being hot,
some people cannot understand
my arguments since they’re not bland,
and even when they see I’m pensive,
they sometimes find my words offensive.
Although I try to be pellucid,
it is a nuisance that is deucèd
that I should be accused of being
obscure when I am disagreeing
with people who do not esteem
my words. It wasn’t Ibrahim
who walked with Ishmael to Moriah,
but Abraham who lit the fire
beneath young Isaac. ...