Sending branches into the sky,
and roots down into the earth;
we seek to be lifted on high,
for all that we are worth.
In this world there is always a cost,
when the soul aspires to pursue
what freedom may bring, despite what is lost;
the body grieves, yet hope will ensue.
Dreams are the essence of ascent,
while our roots tether us to the ground;
inspiration keeps the goal in sight,
where our strength can be found.
We are nourished by our heritage,
our values, beliefs, and prayers,
even without the proper leverage
to move the mountains in our way.
Our trust in G-d Above will not diminish,
even in the midst of the flaming arrows of the enemy;
hope in an unseen future of peace is our wish,
even when lives are uprooted, dreams remain.
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