Hotel Imperial – host to the famous
However today at the
Birthday of a friend’s spouse
You’ll ask: Will she continue to be
A friend and extend her sponsorship
To the arts?
Before musing about that
Let’s see what the immediate future
Holds for the poet and friends:
Continued assistance for an elderly friend
That is highly appreciated.
The poets saving of random funds
Will perhaps finance a trip to one of the
Great inspirational places or isles?
The sandwiches and petite fours are
Superb and the atmosphere quite
Festive in the traditional Café Imperial.
The way to make friends quickly
The poet has learned from his
Gregarious friend Mr T
Who at times arranges his own tripping
Over some of his repetitive jokes
That are though dear to him.
Yet all in all he’s a Viennese original
And an artist mastering life.
And our host the birthday child
Will count from now on her years
With an eight upfront. She states
This milestone goal in her life.
But never mind she’s looking slim
Actively interested in all good things
Life has to offer: ‘It’s important
To be happy. Life’s good.
Are we all happy?’
It’s relative to every person…
The party is going just fine
Mr T commenting as usual.
The gentle piano music often
A background for relief one may
Revert to when conversations come
To an awkward halt
Yet soon to be revived again
By our host and hostess.
Discussions will be carried on
Over a glass of champagne in the
Host’s stately suite
With varied views over current
Urging the birthday child to reply:
‘ALL’S WELL. BE GRATEFUL.
LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE!’
The Goran’s have an answer to
The current ailing of the world:
The Poet agrees.
Mr T. has problems to understand
The contemp world’s complexity.
Eva talks about human envy and
Greed that sparked off the process
Toward the Holocaust.
Cathy talks about the tragedy of
PPW lectures about education
And personal courage to honour
Victims of senseless bloody terror.
The poet has to recall the murder
Of his granddad by Nazi supporters
As does Mrs B about her own Gran.
PPW’s stumbling stone in his native
Village for victims of terror
Has inspired everybody besides many
Who sponsored fruit trees for
Nazi victims in Israel.
Long life to our host Mrs Ira
Thanks for her invitation and efforts
Arranging this party and to moderate
Varied views about our turbulent times.
Long live our cherished friends.
A superb afternoon indeed
Always to be remembered.