“Can I hide what I do from Abraham?”
Though You are hidden, we feel your Presence.
“I know that he will instruct his children”
Children, their chairs in school are empty.
“To guard the path of justice and right”
Guard? Struggle for justice and for right.
“I will go down and see”
Yes, look upon what can’t be looked upon!
“Will you sweep away the innocent?”
Vanished. Dragged away. Ripped from homes.
“I am but dust and ashes”
Yesterday, I was young, beautiful, vibrant.
“As the sun rose upon the earth”
The holiday prayers were rising upwards.
“Annihilating those cities and inhabitants”
Kibbutzim. Moshavot. Villages.
“Smoke of the land, like smoke of a kiln.”
Caught on camera for the world to see.
“He answered, here I am.”
“Take your child. Offer him”
No. No. Not our children.
“Where is the sheep for a burnt offering?”
There, tangled in the shrub.
“Do not raise your hand against the boy”
We beg. We plea. We pray.
“You will be numerous as the stars of heaven”
“Your descendants will seize the gates of their foes.”