DER YIDDISH-VINKL February 13, 2004
“Viagra” and “Niagara” sound very much alike. But, we are poetically assured by our ever-clever contributor Stanley Siegelman that they are not the same. He does so in his uproarious rollicking rhymes.
Viagra Iz Nit Keyn Vaserfal
Viagra iz a voyle zakh
(A bisl shlingt men, nit kin sakh)
Es helft a man tsu zayn a man,
Farshteyst? Dos iz a guter plan.
Di vayber ogeyen aroys funem zin,
Zey kveln fun der meditsin.
Zey shrayen oys “S’iz gut! S’iz cool!”
Un “lomir geyn nokh amul.”
A man, er fun Viagra trakht,
Er denkt derfun bay tog un nakht:
“A far-ge-nign! Mit a moyd,
Ikh bin yetst Jung ‘n un-a-Freud!”
Er geyt shnel vi an oygnblik,
Montik, Mitvokh, Donershtik:
“A keynig bin ikh yetst, a Kaiser,
Gebensht zol zayn in gantsn Pfizer!”
Viagra Is Not a Waterfall
Viagra is a shooting star
It helps a man to be a man
And even stretches his — lifespan!
The women find excitement too
In what the tiny pill can do.
“Encore!” they’re saying to the men,
“It’s time to satisfy the yen!”
A man who on Viagra dwells
Both night and day, he ups and yells,
“When with a damsel I’m employed,
I feel quite Jung and un-a-Freud!”
All primed to go, he gives a wink:
“No more do I require a shrink!
A King am I, a reigning Kaiser,
All thanks to that blue pill by Pfizer!”