Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

June 7, 2003

Ode to a Missing Beard

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:03 AM

Once upon a time, I had a beard

It wasn’t much
It wasn’t full enough, a little patchy
Like the fur a mangy stray dog
But it was mine

It shielded me from the cruel world
It lent me an air of matureness
It was a barrier
And it was mine

Then, one day, woe be to the beard
Due to reasons that shall not be disclosed
It was snipped, and trimmed, and shaved
And it was no longer mine
I was naked!

Then, experimentation began
Searching for the lost beard
Smoothly shaved, mustache, goatee, sideburns
I tried them all – none fit
You see, none of them were mine

Come back, beard!

Muli the shaven.


  1. Cheer up, it will not take years to grow a new one
    Cool rhymes, man:)
    However, do not cry for the spilled beard, if you”ll be kind enough to let me to paraphrase the proverb. The beard, it probably leaves its marks on a person. Just like a long hair, I guess. Eventually, it will grow. Unless your veto.
    PS. You’d never managed to see me with a ponytail, had you?

    Comment by omerm — June 7, 2003 @ 2:33 AM | Reply

    • Re: Cheer up, it will not take years to grow a new one
      Don’t think I did.. and now that you mention it, we haven’t met in Real Life in a long time… will you be in Haifa any time soon? if not, I’ll be in Tel Aviv on 18/06 at the US Embassy, would you like to meet for an early lunch or something?
      As for the beard, unfortunately there were non-trivial reasons why it had to come off. I hope to grow it again soon.

      Comment by mulix — June 7, 2003 @ 9:04 AM | Reply

      • Re: Cheer up, it will not take years to grow a new one
        Maybe. Do not know the details, though. Must fight HPUX.

        Comment by omerm — June 8, 2003 @ 5:52 AM

  2. Poetic indeed
    I expect your next piece of code to rhyme, as well!

    Comment by Anonymous — June 8, 2003 @ 10:47 AM | Reply

  3. u should wait for the banners
    the flower pot man is comin
    so wait wait for the banners

    Comment by Anonymous — October 23, 2003 @ 9:45 AM | Reply

    • Re: u should wait for the banners
      Damn straight!

      Comment by mulix — October 24, 2003 @ 5:32 PM | Reply

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