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Musings – No Vacation

And now they’re coming

Home from camp

And soon they’re off

To schools

A different set

Of circumstance

A different set

Of rules

Books replacing swimwear

And pens replacing bats

And tee shirts, shorts and sneakers

Replaced with shirts and hats!

 

And buses are

No longer coach

And no reclining seats

And no more visits

Each two weeks

With drinks and cash and treats

 

And no more trips to Zoom Flume

Or the Amusement Park

With backpacks and assignments

They’ll come home after dark

 

And no more trips for bochurim

New Hampshire and Vermont

Or hanging ‘round

And just doing

Anything they want

 

The lazy, hazy days are gone

Of frolic, to and fro

‘Cause off to school

Or yeshiva, or even work

They go

 

Oh! Yes, it’s back to work again

Even for adults

Who may have lounged a bit too long

Not thinking of results

 

But we forget

That some out there

Just never take a break

Summer, winter

Fall and spring

It’s not a piece of cake

 

They’re out there guarding

Homeland

As eyes upon the street

They’re manning booths

And fixing roads

Or just walking the beat

 

They’re even printing papers

As news changes each time

And every week Bashevkin

Is thinking of a rhyme

 

But everybody takes a break

They need a bit of rest

Refresh themselves

And then come back

Performing at their best

 

But there is One
We may forget

He’s just not in our face

Despite the fact

That He is there

In every single place

 

The only One Who I know

Who never takes a break

And will perform just perfectly

With never a mistake

 

The One Who watches

Guides and rules

And is there without fail

Constant, always

For us all…

Shomer Yisroel