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Synagogue Poems

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Premium Member Positive Teams and Allies
My sanctuary
includes an anti-racism team.

Our closest synagogue ally
has an anti-defamation league.

Both my Team
and our League
are against contempt for Earth
and all Her natural/spiritual Tribes and Systems,
Networks and PassionStories.

We are composed of anti-patriarchal feminists
not against non-violent actions,
and against non-verbal 
and verbal
and pre-verbal
and...Read More
Categories: synagogue, anti bullying, games, health, integrity, peace, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse

Premium Member A BIG NO TO GOD

            A Big NO to God

Some take great pride in declaring God dead.
What are the thoughts in
their godless heads? 

A world where infanticide is perfectly alright.
And "choice"is a word,...Read More
Categories: synagogue, god, political,
Form: Couplet
Frog Who Hugged a Synagogue
Frog Who Hugged a Synagogue

Minora candles were on long log,
Had been found by famous frog;
Cream of crop;
Liked to hop;
Did drank grog in a synagogue

Jim Horn

...Read More
Categories: synagogue, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Morning Prayers
EarthMother's unwilling Emissary
asked each faith community
and patriotic party
what they thought and felt
about God's preferential option for the poor,
wounded and powerless women and children,
physical disabilities,
rabid with anger and fear,

Does this sound like an accurate description
of your congregation,
your self-empowering party,
your communion of...Read More
Categories: synagogue, earth, health, humanity, peace, prayer, psychological, religion,
Form: Political 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 (to) miss the mark
You take your best shot 'in the dark'
Aim high, so if your...Read More
Categories: synagogue, faith, forgiveness, god, holiday, jewish, prayer,
Form: Lay

Words of no profit,
Chitchat and debate
worth no participate!
Rather saving the lost,

Edifying the synagogue.
It’s the beast works
For men to mine;
Strifes among themselves,

Diverting the energies
And thinking of disciples
Thousand miles away,
Away from the way,

from what to be acted.
Never forget HE existed,
Existed before thickheaded...Read More
Categories: synagogue, bible, christian, class, community, conflict, courage, growth,
Form: Rhyme

Cross all your Salem's in foreshadowed Shalom,
do the math and burn, 
brightly back at Cairo, Memphis, Jericho-less nonetheless turn,
and those of paths now undaunted, not undone to aftermath of storm.
In the land of the free, 
the Valiance of old, be...Read More
Categories: synagogue, beach, betrayal,
Form: Rhyme
Benjamin Disraeli
For you there was new epoch
beyond the synagogue
when in religious solemnity
you converted to Christianity.

You wanted to support
King and the Church 
but you were also open
for political change.

Your trophy was not only
in your political philosophy 
equal with propaganda
and your satires

on profligate...Read More
Categories: synagogue, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Memories of Rabbi Harold Smith
When I met him 
his hair was grey
And his wisdom shone forth 
like a beacon 
He knew that Shabbes 
is an important 
part of Judaism
He palyed guitar 
and led us in prayer 
He loved his family, his synagogue, his church
Gone...Read More
Categories: synagogue, jewish,
Form: Free verse
Israel Zolli
Yours was the crown of the Synagogue
after you converted to Catholicism
for living Christianity
is the fulfillment of the promise.

Christianity presupposes the Synagogue
and a vision of Jesus you had
opened your mind and your heart.
Yours was the wisdom and smartness

as you became the...Read More
Categories: synagogue, philosophy,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Lucky Me, I'm Free
For three days, Pentecost weekend, no bells will ring
  For seventy-two hours, no devices will ping
No TV's blaring, no family member daring
  to tinker with electricity, neither adjusting nor repairing

No Facebook, No Linked-in, No Instagram
  No Texts,...Read More
Categories: synagogue, bible, freedom, friendship, inspirational, jewish, prayer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Jumping to Conclusions
Jumping to Conclusions
(my reponse to the reporting of the latest Synagogue attack in Poway, CA)
By Franklin Price

Jumping to conclusions
Is the mantra of the day
And hating one another
Is the dark that leads the way

Journalism takes advantage
Of the biases we feel
To control...Read More
Categories: synagogue, anger, corruption, discrimination, motivation, remember, violence, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poway CA Passover Heartbreak
Poway, California~Passover Heartbreak

I spent most yesterday in agony.
Thinking of the hideous attack in Poway.
A wonderful spring morning, Jews quietly
intent to complete this last day of
Passover at their synagogue
How did they know, it would...Read More
Categories: synagogue, america, death, faith, jewish, memorial,
Form: Free verse
No Lossers Are Left and More Poems
No Lossers Are Left

No losers are left;
Seems like Trump has found them all;
Exist on his staff.

Jim Horn

How is that for a Horn Haiku for you
to read through like all poets would
want to do?

President was not wise and persistent;
In trouble and...Read More
Categories: synagogue, allegory, analogy,
Form: Haiku

When Kermit the Frog
Found love at his synagogue
It was unexpected
How instantly they connected

The lovely Miss Piggy
Posing right next to Twiggy
Batted twice her eyelashes coyly
Strategically waving her doily

Submitted on January 12, 2019, for contest CLERIHEW COUPLES FOR VALENTINE'S DAY sponsored by...Read More
Categories: synagogue, love, passion, relationship, romance,
Form: Clerihew
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Social Security Electronic Deposit ruff lee = A Dog Send!

Node out if Trump
     pad hiz way...
this scrivener would
     batten down in skidrow
with the missus,
    the latter who would veto
such...Read More
Categories: synagogue, angst, atheist, care, dark, faith, fear, health,
Form: Metrical Tale
When the Smoke Clears

The fog of war
is lingering long on 
these golden amber grain shores

In the bar,
in the synagogue

Count the missing fingers
in the high school cafeteria tomb
Tally the tiny toe tags
in the elementary home room

Feel another barrel blast
of rage eject empty
When the smoke...Read More
Categories: synagogue, society, truth, violence, wisdom,
Form: Elegy
Thistle Be Nettlesome To Weed
Thistle Be Nettlesome To Weed...

Who (on a lark) doth
     spur my distant soul
     fully bellowed ahoy
quickly hastening
     ye to catfish
     as a way to...Read More
Categories: synagogue, 9th grade, anniversary, confusion, dark, education, farewell,
Form: Free verse
When you look around this beautiful world…don’t you find it odd
that every religion has a similar supplication…
even people who don’t believe in God.

A wish, a hope, a thought…a prayer…a feeling we can’t hide
that emerges from within us…
and goes out to...Read More
Categories: synagogue, grief,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Ballot and Bullet Boxes
When I read scripture,
pass by a temple,
synagogue or church,
a public meeting space,
a sacred nightly pub place,

Do I look first for what God hates,
or why and how and when and where S/He loves?

Do I look for reasons 
to explode more profitable...Read More
Categories: synagogue, beauty, god, hate, health, love, political, power,
Form: Political Verse
Innocent Gunplay

Please don’t blame the automatic weapon
that synagogue killed me, tragically,
the other day
The hands which held it
are Second Amendment clean — 
Gunpowder washed in crimson water
of dogma purity

I was just the latest recipient
of an over-the-counter, scarlet backorder
Which came with a limited...Read More
Categories: synagogue, dark, perspective, truth, violence,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Almodad Synagogue Sadness

Deadly fissures of division ... tolerance of others’ 
different faith gathering space
is divided by hate

Almodad synagogue sadness
is the latest menorah light 
extinguished by ancient dust clouds
A shifting sky of perpetual, roiling anger ...
thundering cataclysmic crypt loud

Dark tone bark dogma:
Shogun pacifist...Read More
Categories: synagogue, death, imagery, spiritual, violence,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Headline News Hypocrisy

Headline News Hypocrisy 

"If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, 
at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. 
You push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore,...Read More
Categories: synagogue, angst, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Tree Of Life

An anti-Semite pruned the tree of life,
cutting branches with a sickle of hate.
He unleashed hell's fury in God's temple,
killing Jews, he swore to eradicate.

The faithful fell in a hail of bullets,
as a synagogue in agony; cried.
For as a raging madman...Read More
Categories: synagogue, america, anger, angst, anxiety, discrimination, grief, hate,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member ONCE AGAIN
Once again our nation…our world…is mired…in a sad and gloomy fog
as 11 more people have been massacred in a Pittsburgh synagogue…

11 innocent people praying one minute…the next ceasing to exist 
11 innocent people added to a long and growing list.

Once...Read More
Categories: synagogue, hate,
Form: Verse