Thursday, 08 December 2011

Two Tattoos

A True Story

by Bardichev (See all authors)

A EHRLICHER BUCHIR A BAAL TESHUVAH
WENT TO THE MIKVAH EREV YOM KIPPUR

HIS TATTOOS HE TRIED TO CONCEAL
UNDER HIS TOWEL NOT TO REVEAL

AS HE APPROCHED THE MIKVA HIS TOWEL FELL
HE WANTED TO HIDE LIKE A TURTLE IN HIS SHELL

HE COLDN'T MOVE, FROZEN FROM SHAME
TO HIS RESCUE AN OLD MAN CAME

MY DEAREST YIDDELE DON'T WORRY
I HAVE A SIMILAR STORY

WE SHARE A SOMETHING, MINE OLD YOURS NEW
MY HAND IS BRANDED WITH A TATTOO

MY TATTOO IS A SIGN
SO IS YOURS JUST LIKE MINE

THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN WASH IT AWAY
IS HASHEM, TO WHOM TO WE PRAY

SO DON'T BE SAD BECAUSE OF YOUR TATOO
IT WILL BRING TO "LIFNEI HASHEM TITHARU"