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Category: Poetry

I Am the Jew

A poem that directly confronts the ideological core of Anti-Semitism, and its foul absurdity.

The Emperor and the Swan

Emperor Sho-Fu always walks with his dear friends in the willow groves, where the koi swim by, where cygnets gather aside, to receive his gifts from the water’s edge, where […]

The Song of Love

The sweetest serenades Are soothing songs sung, Successfully swaying The searching soul With simple sonnets Of sincerest serenity And selfless succor. Sorrows switch to smiles, As the sublime snatches Snuggling […]

Obsession

Obsession is thought oppression, The possession of mental expression By the things that worry and excite us, Locking down our focus Until it is sharp as glass. Only the idea […]

Methuselah, Voice of the Forest

Part One The world is a forest, Its trees reverberating with chatter. The sounds that compose the background Loudly scream their slants, Repeating until all the animals and plants Are […]

Identified

I thought I was a person. Identify me! My spirit cries out for attention. Its despair Thickens the air Of dissension That quiets my raspy voice box. I run to […]

The Autistic Voice

Streams of words Flow as drops on paper From the fountain pen, Their source. Communication is easy when written, But when spoken it often feels forced. Although I am normal […]

Never Again (Conversations with God)

On December 19, 2012, I visited Yad Vashem, Jerusalem’s Holocaust memorial. “Never Again” is a feeble attempt to put the horrific events of the Holocaust and my humbling experience in […]

The Voice at Hand

Your voice is the sound of words spoken, The combination of thoughts and actions taken From the undertow of emotions that overflow Like an upwelling of encouragement From the gushing […]

The Prism of Perception

Perception is the prism Through which experiences Are imprinted as memories. It is the Window of Vision That emerges from the narrow void Of nothingness as a guiding light For […]

Somewhere on the Horizon

Somewhere on the horizon A ship is sailing in our direction, To save us from this lifeboat That has become our prison For thirty tumultuous days. Salvation appears too distant […]

Poetry Is a Musing

Poetry is a musing For architects of the word Who construct language from thin air To describe the world as they see fit. Every poem has a story That the […]

Intrigue

Curiosity is the force That brings two strangers together, Who walk along two separate paths at first, Only to collide with one another And discover something familiar in the unknown. […]

The Eyes

Behind every wall and frame, There are oceans of faces Looking, searching, But never finding. The exploration is thorough, As if they are hunting a thief Who was reckless And […]