Forest for Trees

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

Tree by tree

It becomes.

Acorns

Saplings

Alder

Gum.

Branch by branch

Green and dun.

Creepers

Leaners

Holders on.

A woodland

Is more than its

Sum.

 

 

 

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Alike, Not The Same

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

We all want to be cherished,

To be known by our name.

But like flowers in meadows,

We’re alike, not the same.

It does not do to lump us

Identical, in one frame.

For like leaves of a tree,

We’re alike, not the same.

Varied hopes, many wishes,

Different dreams of acclaim.

Like the shells on a shore,

We’re alike, not the same.

Each of us has the power,

To bring hope or bring shame.

Pick just one of us too early,

And the world’s never the same.

 

 

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Branch Out

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Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Branch out

Of your comfort zone.

Go out on a limb

To offer someone else

An arm to hold

A place to perch

Above the fray

And find

Some measure

Of peace.

 

 

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Things That Matter

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

 

Congregate

Around the things that matter:

The hopes of young

To grow old

Without being gunned down

By hate long fed.

The voices that have gone

Unheard

By overwhelming glower

And will no more be silenced

By greed or dread.

Congregate

Around those who stand proud

To challenge unjust power.

It is the coming together

Which will pave

New roads

For change.

 

 

 

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Location, Location, Location

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Photo: Dvora Freedman

 

In spite of crowded quarters

There evidently is a draw

To hanging

One’s own nest

In environs of unquestioned

Popularity.

 

 

 

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