The sounds of silence would be welcome now
As my mind swirls with thoughts and questions.
The screams, the put downs, the anger is ever present
As my soul yearns for quietude and peace.
The colors which have always been obvious to me
Are blended together in shades of dark light and light dark.
Do you see the anguish present in the light
Or the darkness present in the anguish?
Perhaps I will close my eyes and imagine peace or hope
Yet when I close my eyes I am afraid of what I may miss.
What if the world ceases to exist
Or the existence present ceases in the world?
I turn my eyes and attention upward
Hoping that God will respond to my despair.
Will what I hope for ever come to be
Or will I stop hoping for the future?
Adonai – be with me as you always have been.
Hashem – guide me in the path forward.
El Shaddai – protect me from continued despair.
Shechinah – meet me, direct me and stay with me.
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