Passover, or: Passage


   Is Passover; again it'll pass all us over
   Masses motor story, unworried at the past
   So fast, can't last, so that's why we repeat that
   story, sorry if you find it boring;


   Freedom, redone, we're playing the rerun
   It's said words weigh, though I'd say no way
   Paragraphs versus verses, sentenced them
   All to death; 


   Clever letter, hits maybe even better
   Play free on repeat; it won't skip a beat
   It's crazy the ways we these minutes, 
hours, days flee; see them, the end, only 
   in passing;

This is.

   This is my passage.

Shabbat & Pesach (Passover)

Dear friends, I am offline for two days until sunset on Sunday so I will be unable to respond to your comments until then. I’ll miss you ๐Ÿ™‚

26 thoughts on “Passover, or: Passage”

    1. You know, I do generally feel safe to be Jewish in Israel, but I can’t say that about many other places on earth. The more I read about the Jewish people’s history, even over the past few hundred years, and even when I read the news about rates of antisemitic incidents in the USA today… the less secure I feel ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      I wish it were not so.


  1. Your liberation is rooted in scripture. Freedom from slavery. It’s historic, spiritual and political. A deeply religious time full of celebration I might say.
    Great passage.

  2. I really like this. I don’t fully understand it all (although better than if I hadn’t read Rachel Mankowitz’s post this morning). But it speaks to me. The rhythm is solid and reinforces the mood. The repetition and word play really work. It feels like a poem that is heartfelt and real and was always meant to be. It’s really great.

  3. Iโ€™m not familiar with the Jewish religion, so Iโ€™ll just say, peace and happiness to you.
    I enjoyed your poem.

  4. can’t wait for you to come back David; and curious whether you have a way to auto-post at certain times -a s I think a couple of posts now appeared while you are signed-off.

      1. bah humbug – bet that scheduling function is not for the poor folk: am using free wordpress; and as I just had a nap while promising myself to get some work done – I’ll postpone that. ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. stand corrected, it seems I have the scheduling function as well – unless the paywall comes up when I press ‘return’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ – but I have neither Sabbath to use it for nor the many readers who miss me on same ๐Ÿ˜‰

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