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Best Yom Kippur Poems

Below are the all-time best Yom Kippur poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of yom kippur poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Lent vs Yom Kippur
Christians have their Lent,
40 days of atonement,
sacrificing something of enjoyment.
When those 40 days of atonement comes to an end,
if you have not indulged once your...

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Categories: yom kippur, holiday, religious,
Form: Rhyme



Yom Kippur 5779
The holiday has come
The day to atone for one's sins
The rabbi gave a good talk 
about immigration 
It is a terrible thing 
that children are...

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Categories: yom kippur, america, jewish,
Form: Free verse
Paul's Gone
The music 
          has stopped
 and the piano bench is now 
empty
    ...

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Categories: yom kippur, death, father, music, music,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member The Alaskan Pipeline
The Alaskan Pipeline

1968 confirmed the year 
Of discovery by Humble Oil
To North America’s largest oil field,
On the North Slope of the Brooks Range,
A west to...

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Categories: yom kippur, education, environment, history, technology, tribute, usa,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Okay Love
Dear Robert
          I'm enclosing the warranty
          ...

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Categories: yom kippur, brother, cancer, dad, hope, love, mom,
Form: Verse



Behind the Trouble
Who is behind the trouble?
      Is it the Catholics, the Jews, the Chinese
       ...

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Categories: yom kippur, fantasy
Form: Lay
The Book of Life
September has suddenly begun with a tingling in the 10 toes
Just standing and waiting on the Son but no one really knows
But with His every...

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Categories: yom kippur, death, jesus, judgement, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Israel Stands Tall
Theodore Herzl's, "If you will it's no dream"
Lord Balfour's declaration gave it more steam
   Hebron's Massacre and Arab Riots
   White Paper's...

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Categories: yom kippur, dream, hope, independence day, peace, war,
Form: Rhyme
Laziness
Through the years you hunted me
Your sword and spear pierced through me
Leaving no mark of wound to show
But in me many flow
From which I couldn't...

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Categories: yom kippur, change, hope, imagery, recovery from, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Do you know me

My friend, do you know me?
   I am a Pharisee
No, not per the dictionary
  Which mischaracterizes my beliefs and me

For while he...

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Categories: yom kippur, identity, jewish, today,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Christmas With You
Oh how I wish we were together for Christmas
I would wrap this poem up for you
Placing it gingerly with my love and care for you
Surprised...

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© Bobby May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: yom kippur, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member You didn't sin
The word for 'sin' in Hebrew's 'chayt'*
The dictionary says, but wait --
It really doesn't mean 'to sin'
That meaning is a bit of spin....

'Chayt' really means...

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Categories: yom kippur, faith, forgiveness, god, holiday, jewish, prayer,
Form: Lay
Shabbes, Once More
Tonight is Shabbat
   Many scoff - but I find it a day of peace 
A female rabbi - which is not to everyone's...

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Categories: yom kippur, god, jewish,
Form: Concrete