It’s been three years now in this Land
We have commenced just as planned
Leaving So-Cal behind
A new course were we assigned
We said goodbye to Trader Joe
Walmart, Whole Foods and Costco
Setting our feet in a new place
No more time to idly waste!
Our family was a bit surprised
They called us nuts and despised
Our choice to leave came as a jolt!
Their fears and tears sparked revolt
Leaving them was difficult
Some thought we had joined a cult!
But we refused their guilty-trip
For we possessed the “Israel Chip!”
We’ve learned to push and shove our way
As new challenges greet us each day!
Our Hebrew is still quite atrocious
In this we are not precocious
But with the help of friends and strangers
We never feel like lost lone rangers
*Jerusalem driving can be quite alarming
With honking horns and double parking
Buses and–delivery trucks
Squeeze their way with magnetic flux
Making a U-turn to grab a falafel
Apparently– is not unlawful….
I gasp and scream as the husband drives
Praying quietly to stay alive
Inhaling lavender thru my nose
Struggling just to stay composed!
*Waiting your turn in any line
Is as if in a floating mine
‘Take a number’ is the game!
As if this were a certain claim
Yet numbers do not often matter
For those that would rather chatter
You gotta be quick!
And a little thick!
Is a new-normal sensation
Of our aliyah initiation!
A DECLARATION TO ALL JEWS ALIKE:
We have returned to fight the fight!
We are saying no more whining!
They’ll be no compromising!
No room for complaining!
Or spoiled childish waning!
For we have a chance to get this right
To be pioneers in Gd’s pure Light!
The Diaspora was not our home
It was only a short-term loan
The clock is a’tickin
No longer are we chicken
So…. we held on tight
And booked an EL AL flight!
Hertzel’s vision paved our way
Gurion declared ‘WE SHALL STAY’
Golda fought with honey cakes
In her kitchen for our sakes!
Ready! — Set! — Go!
We’re in the ‘End Time Show’
Upon this stage of world upheaval
Political drama surrounded by evil
We’ve made the plunge and here we are
Our hands are in the cookie jar!
We’re living in an amazing time
Fulfilling Divine eternal rhyme
Rising upward beyond earthly reason
No longer wandering in a dry season
We are rich beyond our expectations
In every breath hold revelations!
Grasping tight the sacred thread
Is even better than sliced-bread!
Embracing joyful cosmic laughter
Heals beyond a mustard plaster!
So we persist and aren’t afraid
Waving banners in the Tzion parade!
For, soon there’ll be a curtain call
And we’ll take a bow once and for all
Living in a world of Peace
No longer needing secret police
With this in mind there is no joking
Mesheach’s footsteps are approaching….