Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Through The Years

On a shelf
Way up high
Rests a book
That saw you cry

Crinkled pages
Stained with tears
Bear witness to the use
Endured through out the years

Rips and tears
Color each page
This small book
Saw you grow and age

It saw your happiness
Your appreciation and love
As your soul expressed thanks
To the One Above

On another shelf
Encased in glass
Is a similar book
That time did pass

Events and moments
Just flew right by
Time never stopped
To wave and say hi

This other book
Did not have a part
For its crisp, clean pages
To open up someone’s heart

Yes, it’s cover
Is smooth and new
And the words inside
Are just as true

But this book
Never did show
That someone up high
Is listening to all you disclose

Truthfully, both books
Are essentially the same
But one was a source
Of comfort during pain

The clean, fresh pages of the other
Are precious and good
But those unused pages
Did not achieve all they could

That one that’s worn
Looks overworked and abused
But it only serves as a testimony
To how lovingly it was used!

1 comment:

  1. The used siddur...you feel you can just open it up and go back to those pages and feel once again what you felt in those times.
    When I got a fresh new siddur, I though, what tefillos await me? What emotions will go into this new one? And b"h I was able to fill it, let those pages get their marks and crinkles...till the next new siddur that will soon become used too!
    Very well-put! I like this one!

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