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Zahava Bauer

Day 100

Have you seen my friend Hersh?
My sister Noa?
My son Kfir?
They were last seen
Laughing
Crawling
Living

So I’m looking
For my family
For I haven’t seen them
In too many months
I keep
Marching
Hoping
Praying
But I haven’t heard
From them
Have you?

I sent out pictures
To the world
I hope you’ll help me
Find
My friend
My sister
My son
Have you seen them?
The pictures.

I believe they are waiting
For the world
To know they’re missing
For the world to know
Their family is missing
Have you seen your
Friend?
Sister?
Son?

I haven’t seen them
In too many months
And we’re still
Marching
Hoping
Praying
For them to
Go on
Laughing
Crawling
Living

But it’s already
Day 100
And
Their pictures
Are still hanging
And we’re hanging
On the belief
That the world
Will finally
Start to look
For their own family

About the Author
Zahava Bauer grew up in Teaneck, NJ and now lives in Bala Cynwyd, PA with her husband and three children. She is a middle school Language Arts teacher in Caskey Torah Academy who loves to write poetry in her spare time. She also enjoys snow days, hiking, and a day at the beach. Her Bachelor’s degrees are from Stern in Jewish Education and English Literature, and her Master’s degrees are from Azrieli and GPATS. She hopes for nothing more than peace in the Middle East and achdut among Am Yisrael!
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