To Cut My Story Short


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Once upon a time, I lived in Paradise

Heavenly colours scattered all around

Angels prayers whispered in our hearts

Serenity cascaded as we plowed the land

Children laughter echoed in the valleys

Their rainbow dreams flew joyfully by

Figs and grapes breakfast O delight

Pearls of pomegranates, dessert at twilight

Up above the branch of a purple mulberry

Apricot and almonds we cracked all day

Building tiny homes of twigs and stones

In the shade of a jasmine tree

Poppies adorned the carpet, as we slid down

rolling with laughter over the hills of Palestine

Then, once upon a frightful night

Hordes of evil pushed their way in

In their armors and their arms

Smashing and bashing all the way through

Wrecking mad fury upon a land that’s holy

Havoc and mayhem, death and pain

Evil took over upon their reign

Natives in dungeons driven insane

Curios I was

I wanted to know

Who did this to my holy land

And why

Years passed by, my questions grew

A scratch to the surface, faces of evil I saw

The more I scratch, the more gruesome surreality has become

Lo and behold, upon one “ordinary” day

Sheer “coincidence” gives me a blow

A word so weird I stumbled upon

A key to a world, dark as Gehenna

“Neshamah” was the word

Meaning “divine Jewish soul”

A door opens before my dazed eyes

Curious, I look in

A worm in a can, I find, wiggling all alone

Another door opens

Curious, I look in

A can of worms oozing everywhere

Another door opens

Curious, I look in

A nest of wasps buzzing, whizzing and they sure do sting

Another door opens

Curious, I look in

A den of snakes hissing, seething and frothing blaze

Another door opens

Curious, I look in

A hellhole of demons with babies in their mouths

Grotesque figures dancing with skulls

On the alter of Lucifer bowing down

Is that a horror movie

Or a mere nightmare

O dear God, I dare to ask

My shaky voice trembles

Wake up… wake up, I frantically scream

Wake me up, dear God

This is not but a dream

Open my eyes dear God

Show me the way

Take my hand dear God

Help me go home

The darkest of worlds, now I’ve seen

Tell me, dear God, what should I do

My prayers, you’ve heard, since I learned to talk

You know me better than I know my own

A fighter for Humanity, my heart in Your Hand

Truth, Justice and Peace,

Beauty, Love and Harmony

On the side of goodness all I want to be

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