O Jerusalem

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O Jerusalem

O Jerusalem
I have forgotten you!
I have forgotten The One
that won you.

I put my trust in princes,
in the strength of my own hand -
tied now behind my back.
With soldiers
standing, guarding,
behind the bus-stops.

O Jerusalem!
Will the day of our return
return to mock us?
Like some head-waiter's
parting smile -
"Come back anytime -
but bring your passport..."

Jerusalem Day, The 19th anniversary of the capture of Jerusalem in the Six Day War is on The 28th Of Iyar / 17th May


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This poem originally appeared in SEASONS OF THE MOON for Iyar 5756.
Written by Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair.
General Editor: Rabbi Moshe Newman.
HTML Design: Michael B. Treblow

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