Nov 19, 2018

God have Mercy

God have Mercy...
4 more souls
ripped from this world
by a cascade of bullets

all in the presence of
what passes
in this world for
Mercy....

We seem to have none,
so dear God,
have Mercy
for us.

- Rabbi Menachem Creditor

https://abc7chicago.com/mercy-hospital-chicago-shooting-4-dead-including-officer-gunman/4720765/

Nov 13, 2018

here before: a poem for a world on fire

here before: a poem for a world on fire
© rabbi menachem creditor

we deserve better
every one of us
scarred scared sacred

i can't breathe
over and over we cry
be it air or arms
doing the choking

fire in our lungs, eyes, nose
ash in the burning sky
we've been here before

and, beloveds, in this
we take strange solace

beautiful
scarred
scared
sacred
beloveds

we've been here before
and we're here today
crying ashen tears
fire in our eyes

ready to bring and be
that better world
full of the air
we all deserve