Thursday, March 15, 2012

walking the streets of Jerusalem (poem)

walking the streets of Jerusalem
happy feet
tired feet
walking the old city
and the new 

city of peace
city of conflict
ancient stones and
tall buildings 

ordinary people
dressed in modern clothing
Hasidic clothing
Arabic clothing
and Purim costumes
all going about their
everyday lives 

tourists admiring
every stone
ancient or not
and praying
at the wall
at the churches
at the mosques 

this year we celebrate
the holiday of Purim
reading the Book of Esther
which mysteriously
does not mention God 

I pray that our hidden God
will answer our prayers
and keep our people safe
for another year

©2012 Linda H. Feinberg

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