Writing: I used to write poetry–here’s one

YIDDISH
At the first class we learn to say
Di bobe zet der bon,
the grandmother sees the train.
By the end of the course
we will speak 1,000 basic words,
be able to read the Forverts
and hear the different gutterals
in Polish and Russian Yiddish.
Di bobe zet der bon,
are our first five words:
The grandmother sees the train pass through her village.
The grandmother sees the train,
her children are on it.
The grandmother sees the train come to take her away.
She is the only one left who speaks Yiddish.
More of this poem here.