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      Elul 13, 5769, 9/2/2009

      Poetry Submission - Tzuri by Alan D. Busch


      “Tzuri”
      by Alan D. Busch

      Teach me to be whoever I am.
      Share the secrets of Your sage text.
      Shape me into a vessel for thy purpose serve
      my portion may I merit in the next.

      Your mitzvos guide me along the path,
      chasing them lest I lose my way.
      I endure by the strength you provide me,
      the depth of my soul I deepen each day.
      How frail was I when You formed me,
      into my nostrils a soul You did breathe,
      fault me none too severely when I lapse
      from this world when you call me to leave.
      My fabric is torn I do need it mend
      I sew but to no avail it doth seem.
      Strengthen my stitch with resilient thread
      let my life’s fabric be “le’orech yamim".
      Alan D. Busch

      7/20/09

      Tzuri - my rock
      mitzvos - commandments
      le’orech yamim - for length of days

      A wedding prayer for my friends whose names are Noam, "pleasantness" and Tehilla, "praise".

      To submit your poetry of Jewish and / or Israeli content send an email to bbresky@israelnationalradio.com with the subject line: Poetry Submission.