To everyone with a Jewish mom
No matter where you are
Please understand that we are one
Forever, near or far.
Maybe something inside you aches
Maybe there is shame
Perhaps something within you shakes
Were you told you are to blame?
The important thing there is to know
Is that the fault lies not with you
But rather with the part of us
That believes things that are untrue.
And every person alive is born
Into a natural flow
Of thoughts from within
That we toil with as if it is so.
The good news is that we are not
The messages we believe
The hurtful painful terrible rot
That we run away and want to leave.
The bad news is that struggle we must
To make ourselves more
A heightened awareness of Who to trust
Builds eternity galore.
The struggle is not bad news you see
In fact it is our role
To create for ourselves an identity
As an eternal soul.
It is scary to think that what I trust
May not be enough
Much of what I believe seems a must,
Success in the world can be rough!
How can I let go of power
Or money for that matter
To think that a prayerful shower
Will produce a life of flowers?
My heart simply does not feel
That prayer is the way
To care for my family head to heel
I must toil every day.
It’s true that we must toil to thrive
But success is not up to us
And that is the point we need for life
To build a relationship with the Boss.
In fact He gives us real free will
And keeps a silent tone
He wants us to have the thrill
Of choosing to not live alone.
But silent He is not, if we talk to Him.
He is, in truth, very near
And when we open our hearts with tears,
His love dissolves our fear.
For we are one with Him you see
And His Love for us is true
It is we who turn away so free
And then we wonder why we are blue.
So wonder enough to consider this so.
You may always go back to the thought
Where you are right now, in a natural flow.
Or, perhaps you will find an elevated route.
Believe me He is real
He wants you to feel
His love is so near
You are very dear
But He desires
Our hearts on fire,
Not forced by fear
Not threatened by His Ire.
We find what is true
By calling home when blue,
Search within our inner world
And find faith and trust unfurled.