Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I wrote this poem in one sitting and shared it as soon as I completed it. Sometimes it just flows.



Sometimes we coast through life
assuming the road will unravel
in the direction we pursue

But there are signs
there are moments of reflection
and soul seeking
and subtle yearning

So you ask for something from above
you reach out your hand
you need Him to help you
you’re ready for change

You put your faith and fervor 
into this special cause
and this time you’ll move closer
and feel Him in your life again

And remember why you stay committed
why you still try
because the truth is there
whether you see it or not
whether you pay attention to it or not
whether you hate it or not
it’s there

And when you take the time to see it
it slowly becomes the only thing you see
everything is Him
and He is everything
and Everywhere
and All Around
like we sing when we’re young

He is the truth and all truth reflects His truth
He is the good
He is the misinterpretation and abuse of good
He cannot be removed from any of it
Because He is everything and everything is Him

And He sees you, and only you.

So open your heart
breathe.

Let you mind at ease.

He gravitates to Peace.
To Purity.
To Torah.

It’s all in there.
The Torah that is.

He is in there and the Torah is his.
It’s deep.
And it never ends.

It’s a spiral 
directly above time
unlimited to space or tangibility.
The Shechina.
It’s beyond human scope or capacity.

It’s a feeling of purity of security of home.

Because it created us and we are part of Him.

We are connected, bonded, tied.
613 different ways.

What a gift.
An umbilical cord never cut
always nourishing, never starving.

So revive your spirit on it’s water
and the life it provides

because that is the essence, the core, the center of everything good.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Am Yisroel Chai



"Am Yisroel Chai"
Lyrics by Chanale
Original Recording ‘Traveling Soldier’ by Bruce Robison

Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army greens
Sat down on a bench, with a phone in his hand 
Gave his love to his Imma, and his heart to his land

He's just a boy,with the greatest of pride
Telling jokes to his friends with a gun at his side
The weight of the world is something he doesn't know
But when the bus comes around, its time and he's gotta go
So he climbs up and he sits in his seat
Put his backpack on the floor and his eyes to the street
A voice calls out, can i sit here with you
Would you mind but its not hard to tell you're new
Am Yisroel Chai
G-d is at your side when you fight at the battle lines
No Jew forgets another
Caring for the lives of his battling brothers
Our strength comes from Hashem
Prayers are protecting all of us Chayalim 
Never fear you're not alone
We're together now and together going home
So they settled down in an army camp
On the southern strip of the desert sand
And they spoke of their dreams
During long hot nights and all of the things they were so scared of 
 
And then came the day they received the command
On a mission they were headed to the lions den
Tefillin wrapped, they walked with heads held high
Two brothers unsure of whether they'd live or die  
Am Yisroel Chai
G-d is at your side when you fight at the battle lines
No Jew forgets another
Caring for the lives of his battling brothers
Our strength comes from Hashem
Prayers are protecting all of us Chayalim 
Never fear you're not alone
We're together now and together going home
One summer night as two mothers prayed
Their tears came down as the bullets rained
And one boy hit, on the side of his head
As he fell to his knees, Shema Yisroel he said
Lying all alone there on the ground
Was the boy with the dreams of a safer land
But war raged on and nobody even cared
But the soldier from the bus, who promised that he'd be there
Am Yisroel Chai
G-d is at your side when you fight at the battle lines
No Jew forgets another
Caring for the lives of our battling brother
Our strength comes from Hashem
Prayers are protecting all of us Chayalim 
Never fear you're not alone
We're together now and together going home









Am Yisroel Chai



"Am Yisroel Chai"
Lyrics by Chanale
Original Recording ‘Traveling Soldier’ by Bruce Robison

Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army greens
Sat down on a bench, with a phone in his hand 
Gave his love to his Imma, and his heart to his land

He's just a boy,with the greatest of pride
Telling jokes to his friends with a gun at his side
The weight of the world is something he doesn't know
But when the bus comes around, its time and he's gotta go
So he climbs up and he sits in his seat
Put his backpack on the floor and his eyes to the street
A voice calls out, can i sit here with you
Would you mind but its not hard to tell you're new
Am Yisroel Chai
G-d is at your side when you fight at the battle lines
No Jew forgets another
Caring for the lives of his battling brothers
Our strength comes from Hashem
Prayers are protecting all of us Chayalim 
Never fear you're not alone
We're together now and together going home
So they settled down in an army camp
On the southern strip of the desert sand
And they spoke of their dreams
During long hot nights and all of the things they were so scared of 
 
And then came the day they received the command
On a mission they were headed to the lions den
Tefillin wrapped, they walked with heads held high
Two brothers unsure of whether they'd live or die  
Am Yisroel Chai
G-d is at your side when you fight at the battle lines
No Jew forgets another
Caring for the lives of his battling brothers
Our strength comes from Hashem
Prayers are protecting all of us Chayalim 
Never fear you're not alone
We're together now and together going home
One summer night as two mothers prayed
Their tears came down as the bullets rained
And one boy hit, on the side of his head
As he fell to his knees, Shema Yisroel he said
Lying all alone there on the ground
Was the boy with the dreams of a safer land
But war raged on and nobody even cared
But the soldier from the bus, who promised that he'd be there
Am Yisroel Chai
G-d is at your side when you fight at the battle lines
No Jew forgets another
Caring for the lives of our battling brother
Our strength comes from Hashem
Prayers are protecting all of us Chayalim 
Never fear you're not alone
We're together now and together going home









Thursday, December 11, 2014

Oh but there are so many more....

Lakeworth, Florida 12/08/2014

 

Houston, Texas 10/23/14






Venice Beach Florida 11/16/14





Detroit 12/01/14




Las Vegas, Nevada 09/14/2014

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Hallandale, Florida 6/15/2015

Westin, Florida 6/25/2014