An Original #Poem for Yom Kippur.

On Yom Kippur, we Jews say:

Yom Kippur

This has been a difficult year for me personally, but it has also been a hard one for the whole of humanity, across the globe. So, I thought that it might be a good idea to wish all of my readers my wishes that the coming year (Jewish and/or Gregorian) will be a better one for us all. I hope it will be a year filled with health, happiness, love, laughter, and fulfillment.

I also hope that if I have hurt or offended anyone, that they will accept my apology.

As you all know, I used to write poetry. In the bowels of my files, I found one that I think is appropriate for this day of reflection and contemplation!

This one was written in 1973.

(The same year as Israel’s Yom Kippur War.)

Hopes and Dreams

The earth does not revolve, it climbs a staircase of

hopes

and

dreams.

Each day it climbs one more step and all of the

hopes

and

dreams.

come true after its touch.

Therefore, if for one minute, the people on earth,

abandon all their

hopes

and forget that

dreams are not just for those who sleep,

then the earth is doomed to

one day fall off the edge of that last

hope

or

dream

that some sleeping, incurably crazy

optimist made

for a final fling.

 

© Davida Chazan (Shuster) 1973. Previously unpublished.

G’mar Hatima Tova – גמר חתימה טובה

May you be written and sealed in the Book of Life.

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