Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saying Kaddish

Beyond all songs, all blessings,
beyond all praises, all comforts
let us praise your great name.

When diminished,
orphaned, enslaved,
let the heart swell up,
and praise your great name.

When outcast,
spurned, in despair,
let us find strength,
stand our ground,
and fuse with the Divine.

In spring,
frogs surface from their muddy ponds,
remember, you don't have to explain or apologize.
You are alive, one day you will go.

Saying Kaddish,
for our cherished expectations,
for our picture perfect life,
for how it should all unfold and on what timeline.