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Marty Liboff

3 Poems by Marty Liboff

HAPPY HOLIDAZE marty liboff It should be Christmas every day of the year give gifts to the poor and those who are dear. Give love, kindness, compassion and joy to every man, woman, girl and boy. Don’t just be good on December 24 th every day let your love go forth. The homeless, poor and...

REMEMBER OUR HAPPY DAYS

Once upon a time the Rolling Stones sang,“What a drag it is getting old…” What they should have sang was, what a drag it is BEING OLD! The Israel Levin Senior Center at 201 Ocean Front Walk in Venice closed on May 22nd. It will be demolished and in its place Jewish Family Services plans...

TROUBLES

– marty liboff (sung to a reggae beat) Troubles here, there and everywhere. A troubled time, a troubled mind a world gone blind. Troubles all around me more and more troubles I see. Troubles we all share pain and suffering we all bear. Trouble and more trouble troubles come on the double. Troubles all around...

I’d Like to Punch Fred Astaire in the Nose

I’d Like to Punch Fred Astaire in the Nose marty liboff I fell in love and gave her a rose she said I’m too short & have a big nose. I saw an old movie musical with Fred & Ginger he was short but was a great dancer and singer. So I crooned and sang...

A FINAL ORDER OF REMOVAL – THE FINAL SOLUTION

A FINAL ORDER OF REMOVAL – THE FINAL SOLUTION (from the poem, “First they Came for Socialists” by Martin Neimoller) by- Moishe Kibbitzer First they came deporting Mexicans without legal papers and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t Mexican- Then they came for the Muslims and I cheered- Then they came for Commies, Socialists...

MOTHERS ARE CRYIN (after the recent terrorist attacks)

Mothers, fathers & children are cryin everywhere loved ones dyin. Terrorist monsters human trash from dumpsters. Everywhere killers & nuts tryin to blow up people’s guts. Bullets flying innocents dying. The world has gone crazy & mad our future is getting hazy & sad. Fundamentalist creeps the 4 Horsemen reaps. Evil religious nuts want rivers...

BANG BANG-YOU’RE DEAD!

(the Orlando Massacre) by-marty liboff Shoot shoot shoot Bang bang bang you’re dead I shot ya in the head. I love my gun killin is so much fun! I love my gun so ya better run run run. Kill kill kill shootin animals & people is such a thrill it’s fun the more blood ya...

Poetry – TO REACH VENICE BEACH

-marty liboff-2015 With a broken soul and heart I try a new start. I run to the far end of the earth searching for a rebirth. After a long trip I reach Venice Beach- looking for any wisdom it will teach. A trip to the West Coast L.A. is crazy and it is the most....

HELLO FROM VENICE BEACH (as sung to Adele’s ‘Hello’)

HELLO FROM VENICE BEACH by, Marty Liboff Hello, it’s me- I’m homeless on Venice Beach sleepin in shit & pee. Hello, can you hear me? I’m in California dreamin about who we used to be- when we were younger & free I’ve forgotten how it felt before when I had a home & money. So...

A Cup of Coffee & Bagel for 15 Cents – Marty Liboff

A Cup of Coffee & Bagel for 15 Cents – Marty Liboff Marty Liboff-2015 (This is a follow up to another article; “Ruthie in the Bakery” Free Venice Beachhead, April 2014) The bakery opened in around 1948 on the Ocean Front Walk in Ocean Park around Raymond Ave. Before 1958 the OFW continued from Venice...
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