If I should die….

Photo by Chaya Lester
If I should die
I want them to say I died on the front lines
Of the fight of Good against Evil.
That I spent my days knee-deep in human decency
Deciphering the moral dilemma
of when to act with compassion
And when to act with judgment
And that I have held the proper balance between.
I want them to say that
though the world did not understand it
I held strong anyway
To a higher moral code
That I upheld the Torah even though
It was often hard as nails
And hailed travails
And cost me my very life.
That I was willing to die
To sanctify
This troubled world
That I worked-in-accord-with-the-word-of-the-Lord
With ancient wisdom
The promise of Prophets
The teachings of Elders
And the calling of my very soul.
That I howled
A Kaddish with my bones
And it was an honor and a joy
To call this Land my Home.
About the Author
Psychotherapist, inspirational speaker, wordsmith, performance artist & Co-Director of Jerusalem's Shalev Center. Chaya lives in the heart of Jerusalem with her husband R'Hillel & their 4 energetic children. Read more pieces like this in real-life book form:
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