Ashrei

on

 

All that we have is

Because of you

 

Created throughout a string of days, and now

Designated to follow your rules

 

Even though we all battle through our beliefs

Fighting isn’t the road to peace, no matter how close it seems

 

Girls and Boys were born at your fingertips

Heaven seems so far away because you’ve offered seven billion beautiful distractions

 

In the night, you didn’t rest for six heavy days

Just for us

Kids continue to grow in peace

 

Love

Makes us powerful

 

Now we stand here,

On our feet

Praying

 

Quiet and the empty reflect a solitary

Resisted by joy

 

So we can thank you for that,

To giving us everything, and I hope you

Understand

Very, very much that our gratitude will never contract to a size any lesser than

What it is now, and the

eXperiences

You’ve granted us with,

Zap us with enough joy and gratitude to surround our sadness and give us warmth like a blanket