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      Tishrei 9, 5770, 9/27/2009

      Poetry Submission - Yom Kippur by Sarah Feld

      Yom Kippur
      by Sarah Feld (c)

      a worm
      in the court of the King -
      how dare i stand
      in Your presence?
      how dare i assume
      that i may stand?

      a look within
      reveals unfinished efforts
      deficient attempts.
      how can i approach You
      with such inadequacy?
      i wanted to do more,
      be more
      by now –
      if not now, when???

      lacking lucid perspective
      i hover pathetically
      in the abyss
      between perception
      and bewilderment –
      failing to comprehend.

      commendable deeds,
      so few, sporadic.
      i desperately
      need to know
      what should I do now?
      and after?

      In essence,
      on this erev Yom Kippur
      I stand before you,
      without understanding
      After many years
      of seeking wisdom
      I don’t know what to do
      but bring my lowliness
      before You
      and beg for mercy.

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