poem: Endurance

I had forgotten about viewing
each and every headache or annoyance
as a desired cross to bear in the moment.

Only desired, as a fulfillment
of G-d’s unique will for me,
meant to lead towards Him.

And, these moments will add up
to an eternity of bliss and equanimity,
once accepted with the grace supplied.

For no challenge, nor consequence
is too great of a burden, when
we cast our vision towards Him.

Smouldering, beneath a facade
of pretension, lies the truth
of the human condition.

No expectation will be met,
unless we make every effort
on our own to succeed.

G-d will make up the difference:
He will bridge the gap between
our weakness and His strength.

poem: Surrender

My heart is surrendered unto You.
Your Kingship, I have accepted forevermore.
Your lasting value was made known to me,
within a moment of eternity.

Now, in looking down from Shomayim (Heaven),
I am filled with the love that was bestowed upon me.
Carry my family in the grace that was shown to me;
cradle them in Your mercy until the perfect day.