Spark of Renewal

Oh, tempestuous soul,
shall you sort things out on your own,
without even acknowledging your own failures,
shortcomings, challenges, and proclivity to sin?
Shall you disregard your own negative impact,
and only cast blame upon the other?
Bow down in your heart toward G-d,
the One hope to spark renewal
of mind, body, and spirit,
and bring peace to a restless soul.

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A Heart Transformed

Oh, ruinous soul,
shall you continue in your negativity?
The threads are bare, exposing your despair,
consuming even the sparks of hope,
that need time to be fanned into flames
of promise for renewal in your life.

—– —– —– —– —–
What of strife? It serves no purpose,
unless transcended when the challenge is met.
What of worldly comfort? (Never to be of avail
to the uncomfortability of a restless soul).
What of love? That can only flourish
in a heart transformed by G-d alone.

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The Stone

Many places, arrived at by life’s choices,

concretized in time, once a decision’s made.

A multitude of possibilities, cast aside,

in favor of the one, that changes everything.

—– —– —–

A blanket of snow in winter, covers

all growth, that has since decayed.

Spring brings renewal to the heart and mind;

consolation to the cobwebs of the past.

Summer bears the burden of responsibility,

when all is brought to the light of truth.

In preparation for the autumn leaves,

that will fall gently to the ground.

—– —– —–

These natural cycles are determined

by more factors than our own choices.

I was once given a polished stone,

a constant reminder of silence.

Love Conquers All

1.

All of the firebrands that you have thrown at us,

have been deflected, landed in fertile soil, and,

transformed into pillars of truth to guide our lives.

The blazing torches of lies, brandished in our faces,

have been quenched by the streams of sanctity,

and extinguished by waters from the well of salvation.

We have been inoculated against future deception,

and strengthened against the cunning of the Great Deceiver.

We have regained our sanity within a world of chaos.

2.

We put one foot forward each and every day,

on the road towards freedom from the wreckage,

of the past, our country under duress

at the hands of our arch nemesis.

When the light appeared, our bonds were loosened,

our nightmares diminished, and new horizons emerged.

Carried away upon the wings of eagles to new vistas,

we have tread upon the tail of the serpent,

and danced amongst our people reborn.

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