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Best Jewish Poems

Below are the all-time best Jewish poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of jewish poems written by PoetrySoup members

The Paradox Of The Jewish Youth
There is a disturbing discrepancy
Between mortals and the spirit world,
Such as the eternal salvation of man
From the curse of sin and its hold.

The paradox of...

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Categories: jewish, anniversary, religion,
Form: Verse

Premium Member Middle Aged White Guy
How do I shed the label
of a white oppressive man
Do I listen to the message
of Obama's "Yes we can!"
Perhaps I'll go out marching 
With women...

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Categories: jewish, angst, racism,
Form: Quatrain
A Letter Home To Rome'
My dearest Claudia, 

     For eighteen months, I've been at this Jerusalem outpost.
     "Tis you and young...

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Categories: jewish, faith, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Oh Jerusalem

Israel of three thousand years
expulsed at times
enslaved by the Romans
gassed by Europe
persecuted by Saudi-Arabia
murdered by Iran and Iraq
shackled by Egypt
attacked by Jordan
robbed by Syria
sold out...

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Categories: allah, bible, god, gospel, heaven, jewish,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Come and See Jesus
Come and see the tiny baby,
sleeping on a bed of straw.
The angels came and sang His praises,
and shepherds watched in silent awe.

Come and see who's...

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Categories: jewish, jesus,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Yet not broken by the blues retrospect
There were mirrors  there
Behind it, where all the Jews would hide
How can someone blame the black despair?
All You were, was a mirror over...

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Categories: jewish, anti bullying, holocaust, mirror,
Form: Free verse
Battle of the Sexes
battle of the sexes

Picture Oil painting worthwhile 
Leonardo DA Vinci, look out!
What is she really smiling about?

(((The popularity of the Mona Lisa increased...

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Categories: jewish, funny, history, me,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Heinrich Heine Revisited
I can clearly sense your utter despair of Der Matratzengruft*
As you valiantly carried on your poetic works to the very end.
This did not change your...

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Categories: jewish, history, international, philosophy, poems, poets, political,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Paint A Picture Black and Gray
Pull out the easel
   set the canvas positioned long and slender clean slate.
Sketch the figures huddled and dark bound hostage

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jewish, africa, art, dark, grief, horror, humanity,
Form: Imagism
Christmas with Christ - Melchoir's Story
Christmas with Christ – Melchoir’s Story

Wondrous symbols and signs appear in the heavens,
heralding that an amazing event is about to happen…
the birth of a royal...

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Categories: jewish, christmas, jesus, joy, peace, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
These are just a few words about reality,
as Muslims struggle each day with individuality.

What is a Muslim and from whence does he come?
Like you and...

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© Dan Cwiak  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jewish, anti bullying, christian, discrimination, freedom, islamic,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror

Do not lie. I know that you want to. 
I know that you may need to.  
I am broken, and soon…
You will be...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jewish, 12th grade, cinderella, happy, hello, hero,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member HOW DO YOU DO
Well, my father was a farmer, just chickens and cows
When it came to raisin' 'em, he really knew how
To milk those bovines for all they...

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Categories: farm, father, jewish, religion, son, violence,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member THE STAR OF DAVID


                The Star...

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Categories: how i feel, image, jewish,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Irony Abounds
On an unsinkable ship’s maiden voyage, it sinks.
A pastor who preaches against alcohol, drinks.
One’s surrounded by people, yet remains all alone.
Confessing sins to a priest,...

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Categories: jewish, humor, irony, sad, drug,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member THEY DON'T KNOW
I walk in a busy street, happy faces everywhere
Coats buttoned tight against the cold,
Stomachs full, warm shoes on their feet.
They don't know.

My grandparents limped through...

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Categories: discrimination, freedom, history, holocaust, jewish,
Form: Free verse
Helga Deen ,1925-1943
Helga Deen  (1925-1943)   (Sentanka)

Mit achtzehn ermordet
Helga Deen im KZ Sobibór
Nur Tagebuch und Briefe

War alles was von ihr blieb
Ihr Andenken aber bleibt 


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Categories: jewish, deathschool, brother, brother, july, school,
Form: Tanka
We are the children
of the Four
A wandering race
The leaves, trees
and streams feed us
The earth, water and
winds sustain us
We belong to no man
A race so
You talk...

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Categories: jewish, death, holocaust, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Another Day Before Nightfall
Pen to paper
So no tears today
Monday back to slavery 
I cast my out my lline
Hoping for a bite from a female fish
Do you not see...

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Categories: jewish, joy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To God be the glory - great things he has done
To God be the glory - great things he has done.

‘I am Eddie Rowlands, I became a Christian in 1985, at that time I also...

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Categories: jewish, god,
Form: Narrative
I, Icon
They spied me in the sky, dropping bombs of love
on Ferguson, and bitchy women's  rooms; and rednecks' 
shooting range was next, the blooded boxing...

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Categories: jewish, humor, peace,
Form: Free verse
Before Chanukah
     The winter season brings in 
the festival of light
   in its wake
The battle which took place over a...

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Categories: jewish, holiday,
Form: Concrete
THE I AM apocalpse
I did behold the vision
one like a daughter of man
singing before the armies of heaven

I did hear what the seven thunders said
said they put on...

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Categories: christian, jewish, religion, religious,
Form: Prose
A funny thing happened on the way to the john,
I rounded a bend and there sat my young son
Who whined and fussed to be picked...

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Categories: jewish, funny, mother,
Form: Rhyme
The BIble Is The Inspired Word Of God

The Bible Is The Inspired Word of God!

I heard someone say “the Bible was written by man.”
But there’s a truth I don’t think he understands.


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Categories: jewish, confusion, dedication, depression, devotion, faith, family,
Form: Rhyme