My Walk Home | a poem


Tap, tap. Tap, tap. Right step, left. Tap, tap. Tap, tap.
A bat. Um, two; no four! Screech! Screech! Screeching over head!
Chirp, chirp, chirp. Cricket, Cricket, Cricket! Chirp, chirp, chirp.
This cacophony is a symphony; depends on how you listen.

Act One

Sun has set, bright are the colours, vibrant pink, then purple.
Daylight vanishing behind the mountains; only for now.
Blink. Blink. Blink. Blink. Blink! Blink, Blink, BLINK!
Fireflies dancing the Goddess’ erotic tango of love.
Thousands of them looking for their beshert. Do they find
The One?

Act Two

Hoot! Hoot! Wisdom imparted to all who would hear.
A streak of light across the sky! Fireball! Wow!
Shooting stars following along, like schoolchildren their teacher.
Mars shines, red as rust; Jupiter says hello.
Stars twinkle above, a reflection of love?
As above, so below. I hope the fireflies look up,
Inspired to Aspire to glow Eternally.

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My Walk Home by Yaakov Reef is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Each of us is a…

Each of us is a Sanctuary – a Temple – for the Divine. When we discourage others, deriding them, demeaning them, embarrassing them, then we are destroying the Temple all over again. When we strive to build one another UP, to help one another GROW, and LOVE one another as we also wish to be LOVED, then we are REBUILDING the Temple of God.