Karma

Do I believe in Karma?

Alice Dwin was born at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital on September 15, 1945.

Barry Wax was born at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital on December 17, 1945.

Possibly the same nurses held each baby.  The same staff attended their needs.  They were in the same maternity ward and it is possible in the same bassinet.

Alice Dwin’s first grade teacher was Mrs. Schneider.  Her daughter Ellen became friends with Alice and remained friends for most of her life.

Barry Wax went to Brooklyn College and had his own apartment.

Since he was a full time student he needed roommates.

One of those roommates was Joe Kaye.

His girlfriend was Ellen Schneider.

Alice Dwin had moved to Miami Beach, Florida.

She was still in contact with Ellen and relayed she was sad because she just broke up with her boyfriend.

Ellen told Joe and asked me to send Alice a letter to cheer her up.

I did.

Six months later I married the girl who was born in the same hospital I was born.  We have three children and two grandchildren.  We have been married for forty four years.

Do I believe in Karma?  Yes!

A love poem.

It was a night alone, for my girlfriend and I fought on the phone,

She had a bug up her behind and I did not like her voice tone.

She accused me of a wandering eye and that maybe I was the wrong guy,

I hung up on her with a snap of my wrist, another relationship gone bye bye.

So I took a shower to wash off the powder of rejection and loneliness,

I am really a good guy and treat my women well, how did I fail the test?

In the shower I sang the rejection songs at the top of my voice,

I sang loud and my noise became ragged and coarse.

Then I toweled off and of course went out to the bar to score,

But who was there with a bunch of guys around her, I could have fallen to the floor.

She looked so fine, she was mine and I felt a decree of regret,

And then my eyes saw her eyes looking and it is just like… when we first met.

She came over and we did not talk, we said not one thing to each other,

We walked out of the bar hand in hand, our hearts aflutter.

That was ten years ago and from that night we have a product of love,

Our child is ten years old now, a gift meant to be, from heaven above.