Monday, October 5, 2009

Sitting in a Hut...

Sitting outside in the freezing cold really sets you straight. You leave your comfort for the freezing cold, stuff your body beyond capacity with food, then go to sleep at an unearthly hour... or at least I did.Having some time away from the homeland has really given me a lot to think about. I feel refreshed (though tired) and energized (even though the half a cow in my stomach is weighing me down) and ready for another chance... because honestly, without these breaks from POLIT-- I mean, school, i would not be able to function. So i get one last chance to get myself ready for a new year... and i am ready to take advantage of it!BH my Succos was so nice! I went away and spent time with the cutest kids on earth and their parents, who are the nicest people ever. I ate til i couldnt breathe, slept less then i should have, and managed to make it to Shul in the morning and daven Mincha in the afternoon. Some time away from everything that was bugging me has made me feel really hopeful for when i come back. I have a lot to look forward to. So, basically, for all those times when life just seems tough, unexplainable or frustrating, take some time away from it all. A little time away from all the.. well, drama, is really good for you! At least it was for me!And once again, a lil poem for you to enjoy. I wrote this a while back (I'm not sure when) I think it has a good message, if you're willing to look for it. If not, it rhymes!

Reflections
She looks in the mirror,
To see her reflection,
An image of grace,
Wonder and perfection.

The person staring back,
Smiles, as if to say,
“I know I look perfect,
On this very day.”

But with skin so fair,
And cheeks so bright,
Her eyes filled with sadness,
Just don’t seem right.

She brushes away her tears,
But only more pain does it cause,
For she has lost all hope,
And can only wish to fix her flaws.

As a person,
She has erred
But with makeup and brushes,
She feels prepared.

It’s a dark world,
She can barely see the light,
But with a little power,
She will find the sight.

The face staring back,
Is confused and lost,
Cold and consumed,
Trapped in the frost.

There is only one,
Just one face,
But the one expression,
Puts up a fierce chase.

“Run,” it says,
“Go far away,
Hide your vanity,”
But still, she does not sway.

She stares back,
To fight the spilling tears,
So she can seem happy,
Amongst her peers.

Fierce, she once was,
But now she has lost the will,
To fight back, she has become silenced
She now lies still.

She masks her face,
With color and designs,
Her hair, she twists carefully,
Hoping not to reveal any signs.

But the face staring back,
Is disappointed to see,
Because that face,
Is me.

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