Yahrzeit Candle, 005

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

---Psalm 122:6


I doubt that I can ever visit there.

Nor do I have belonging to, or share,

that holy heritage.  But yet to care

for all of Israel compels to prayer.

Such anguish they have had, too long, to bear

(and for so long, no safe home anywhere) . . .

while praying we must, evermore, declare

that they shall be secured forever there.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

{For the repetition of a word in the rhyme scheme, I cite Alexander Pope as precedent.]

View starward's Full Portfolio