Sunday, Aug 1, 2021

Yearnings

From every place

And walk of life

To ease the pain

To mend the strife

 

Three weeks began

As one had ended

A wound we know

That can’t be mended

 

And thus we enter

These three weeks

With churban that

So loudly speaks

 

And yet a world

And even those

Who ridicule

The ones He chose

 

Stood in silence

Stood in awe

Not believing

What they saw

 

As day and night

As they streamed in

Grieving, crying

As one kin

 

Unheard of pain

From total strangers

Misaskim, Shomrim

And arrangers

 

Of every facet of

Each need

Imparting strength

Our faith, our creed

 

From tragedy

Does it arise

From mournful tears

And heartfelt cries

 

They ask You not

Of hows and whys

A secret strength

Indeed belies

 

And tough veneers

Are just disguise

When Klal Yisroel

Really tries

 

To say in essence

We are one

That everybody’s

Lost a son

 

And when the world thinks

We are done

We shine at midnight

Like the sun

 

Oh Ray of Hope

Look down and see

The way we learn

From tragedy

 

And grace Your pity

On this nation

Who ask You not

For explication

 

But bear the pain

Of golus sent

And follow You

Without relent

 

So cast Your eyes

Be overjoyed

Remember why

It was destroyed

 

And see the unity

That has emerged

The sinas chinom

Now submerged

 

And please know that

We shall persist

And not just simply

Coexist

 

But seize the moment’s

Tragedy

To cry a force

Of unity

 

And plead, Dear Tatte

Build it now!

Return Our Joy

And hope somehow

 

For in two weeks

We shan’t no more

Be wailing, sitting

On the floor

 

But dancing, singing,

Joyfully

Eliyahu…

And Leiby

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