Michel M.J. Shore

Sonnet for the Day of Atonement

The scenes, sights, sounds and scents project within;

Remain, as ever present for replay.

The Day of Atonement brings them forward,

For review, to recognize, acknowledge


And understand, how we can make amends!

To be reborn and to begin anew!

The ledger awaits our soul income tax,

Ethical temperature measurement.


Our barometer of morality

Must be an accurate self-assessment;

Otherwise, the whole examination

Is futile, as we Co-Partner with G-d.


This is testimony in Highest Court

For the judgment’s signature with compassion.

About the Author
Michel M.J. Shore is a retired judge of the Federal Court of Canada and recently made a home in Israel. He is the writer of several published books and poetry collections.
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