Friday, 30 March 2018

Pesach Poem

By L C

by GYE Member (See all authors)

Pesach is approaching

Freedom anticipating

Preparation the prerequisite

In advance of the bondage exit

Cleaning the house physically

Cleansing the neshama spiritually

All chametz is burnt

On all sins repent

Seder night we enter royally

As befit those granted freedom eternally

We follow the order of Kadesh, Urchatz… as is the Mesorah

Recount the events and Nissim, as recorded in the Torah

Sipur yetzias mitzrayim – a mitzva for all

No matter one’s status, big or small

How Hashem heard our cries from the slave labour

And brought the makkos on our captors

He took us out speedily

He chose us as His nation eternally

Only Matzah is allowed

No chametz to be found

Matzah, the bread of affliction

Matzah, remembering the haste of our liberation

To be able to do Hashem’s will

To become true bnei chorin

Our emunah recharged on seder night

Reignite the neshama to burn bright

Hashem redeemed us from galus then

He will surely save us once again

So when sitting down to the seder this year

Feeling elation and gratitude to be here

Re-experiencing the liberation of our nation

Tuning into the kedusha of self-transformation

Breaking free from the shackles of harmful behaviours

Getting in touch with my inner core, my neshama tehorah

Thank You Hashem for bringing me to this day

For bringing me to Your service, to live my life in Your way