Oh, Israel, my home
of milk and honey sweet
a woven tapestry
of hearts and dreams that beat
in times of peace
and moments of despair
an ancient call is heard,
a silent endless prayer:

Shema Israel, Hear Oh, Israel
Our God Our One
wipe away the pain
bring back our sons
and shine your light down here
on this your promised land
so foes will live as friends
holding hand in hand–
You who maketh peace
in Heaven up above
send us signs of hope
a lovely little dove
an olive branch
eternal spring
a rainbow bright
and songs to sing.  

©Yakira Shimoni Fulks
October 26, 2023 | OC California

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