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Posted in Abstract Poetry with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2013 by lengesinski

English: Papyrus Nash, fragment of the Ten Com...

English: Papyrus Nash, fragment of the Ten Commandments and the Shema Yisrael prayer, found 1930 in Egypt Česky: Papyrus Nash, fragment obsahující desatero a modlitbu Šema Jisrael, nalezen 1930 v Egyptě (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The First Paragraph of the Shema as written in...

The First Paragraph of the Shema as written in a Torah scroll (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shema

 Frozen Ambivalance

Almost Intoxicated by Waves

of Indifference

A Complete Inability

to Ascertain

Truth from Lies,

Where Exaggerations Would

Reign Dominant

Slippery Slopes

Where Neither Footing

nor Gripping Possible

Trading Freely,

Equilibrium for Constant the State of Flux

At the Last Minute

Unforseen Opportunity

To finally Escape

the Clutches of

Blind Servitude

And Shadows of More Gods than Can be Named

That Seemed

to Always

Shadow from Childhood

Finally,

So Foreign

Complete Openness

Tasting for Once

The Sweet Freedom

Of

Independence

Shema©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(01/14/2013)

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