Miriam Ulinover: Girl With Bagel

Girl With Bagel
by Miriam Ulinover

The bagels the bagels
that we baked together
each one darling daughter
is made of two parts.

First we roll the tempting dough
to make a twisted pole
then put the ends together dear
to make a rounded hole.

And with a warm and generous heart
give to the hungry poor
remember what your Bobe taught
Don’t take another’s share

And soon enough there came a test
of hunger for the girl
Could she resist the tempting scent
of warm and twisted dough?

“So Here” she called, “come and get it!”
the dough that smells so fine
And from the bagel that is last
give me the hole-that’s mine!

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