Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Read Between The Lines

I don't know where this one came from... we had a speaker this morning who was the epitome of kedusha, it was kind of amazing... so, maybe it came from this... or maybe from the chubura I started going to... we are learning R' Desslers Michtav Me'Eliyahu, aka "Strive for Truth!" And its kind of incredible how it seems like he is writing just for the person reading it... We have only had two weeks and read through chapter one, but its really geshmak stuff, so I highly recommend learning it!

Letters from A Gadol-Read Between the Lines

Pen pressed across a page
Worn, yellowing from time and age
Letters written with love and care
Sent from here to over there

Wisdom wonderment and honesty
Written with thought, honor and dignity
A message to convey
So much to say
Read this letter carefully
To live your life appropriately

Do you read these words open-hearted,
Or has your desire for self-growth simply departed?
Do you think this letter was written to say,
Your simply not worth it, just go away?

No! These words beg of you please
See that they're meant to be door opening keys
Use each one as if its brand new
So you can see the wonders they will do!

Understand they will help you strive
Live your life as if you're alive!
Don't live this non-life spoken about
Read these words, they scream, they shout!
They beg, "Please choose to live a life,"
That's filled with goodness and far from strife."

This aged letter is not meant to be
A letter of angry rebuke or hostility
It's meant to show you the proper way
So read each word with care and approach each day
With eyes and heart open wide
With joy and excitement, let them come inside

2 comments:

  1. Wow. Beautiful poem.
    And I love Michtav Me'Eliyahu! It is so full of depth! What's amazing is that it was written so many years ago and you feel as if he's talking to you, right now.

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  2. Rachelli, I looooveee thisss!!!
    I gotta learn Michtav Me'Eliyahu, I keep hearing people talking about it. well, vacation's soon!

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