Sunday, August 8, 2021

"The Watchman"

Here's one of my earliest poems

but the words seem more timely now than ever...

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Perhaps the Mashiach[1]

is on His way,


to lead us

to the Promised Land.

There have been signs

of His coming

that haven’t been reported

in the papers

or radio or TV newscasts.


I’m a watchman.

I wait.

I prepare,

knowing not

the Day or the Hour.

I plant my rose bush

at the gate,


rinse my bowl,


trying to live

His Great Command

as best I can.


Perhaps He’ll come


It’s possible.


Maude Carolan

[1] Mashiach is Hebrew for Messiah

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