Israel@60: A poem: We Stand

Yom Ha'Atzmaut Observed at Kfar Blum, Upper Galilee We all stood -- At first casually in a circle, And then the siren sounded And we all stood at attention. The Young children stood and did not fidget. The youth stood positioned to lower the flag to half staff. The young parents stood. The army-expectant parents stood with a touch of apprehension. The memorial participants stood. Even the memory-worn elderly stood. The kibbutz visitors stood. Even the wreaths of flowers stood perched against the bereavement stones. The scrambling dog stood as did the kibbutz pet kitten. We stood together in a tearful orb of memory We all stood -- except the fallen heroes of Israel So that we may stand today - by Barbara Rosenberg

Categories: Israel


May 07, 2008


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