The New Battery-Powered Car
by Yehuda Atlas
From, "Gam Hayeled Hazeh Hu Ani - This Child is Also Me"
This is a great anti-materialist poem, especially relevant at Hanukkah time.
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If you know what the word "shmontzim" means or have any other comments, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I played with the new battery-powered car for maybe two
It's only the broken shmontzim --
(Translation by Shai Gluskin)
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