poetry

I Remember
Author: Susan Perlman

Birth I remember sitting on daddy’s lap my pretty one” he used to say “give daddy a nice big kiss” I’d smile, put my chubby arms around his neck real tight then plant a big messy kiss on his rough cheek I remember the first day of school, boy was I scared we lined up…

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What’s It To Me?
Topics: poetry

So enough already, I don’t want to hear. They say you’ve got answers, well, I just don’t care. You talk about love, forgiveness and faith but what have you done to stop all the hate? What of the sorrow, the pain all around? What have you done to make laughter sound? What about fighting and…

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A Promise
Topics: poetry

There was a voice burning in the desert. A promise. And today my people build tabernacles in a foreign land and glance through their roofs at the stars, dust in their faces, their beards, their fists. Where is Messiah? A stone of stumbling to my people. There is a land flooded in war. A promise?…

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Without Jews

Without Jews there is no Jewish God. If we leave this world The light will go out in your tent. Since Abraham knew you in a cloud, You have burned in every Jewish face, You have glowed in every Jewish eye, And we made you in our image. In each city, each land, The Jewish…

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Where was God When the Six Million Died?

God was mourning over the dead, the persecuted, those whose minds were scrambled with the lust for power. God was suffering along with every humiliation and each act of violence. God was weeping over the lost souls who were hurled namelessly into eternity. WHY DID GOD JUST SIT BACK AND LET IT HAPPEN? WHY DIDN’T…

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