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JOY FROM SORROW How I feel today contest

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JOY FROM SORROW How I feel today contest

                                           JOY FROM SORROW   Pesach  Puzzle

                             Flirty Joy has burst  a jagged crack
                             Light's last fading had begun
                             All sorrow’s disappointments trembled back
                             To catch the ray beyond the sun—

                             How dare I pine and self destruct
                             When blessings fall upon my  step
                             This foolish self indulgent slump
                             Has made my life a weary wreck--

                             Was it the ancient Pesach Gift?
                             Scant candles flickered hope’s delight
                             Menorah slipshod shaped this year
                             Defied grim thoughts--consumed my fright--

                             No  family gathered with me here
                             No Seder shared with trusty friends
                             But power of the Light burned free--
                             Gutted darkness end to end.

Victoria Anderson-Throop                    How do you feel today contest

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:41:00 AM
    Sensational, Victoria. We have all been caught up in the darkness only to finally come out (sometimes we go back). It's reassuring to know on those days that I've been there before.