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The Eye of God

April 2024:The patch of grass in my heart gets caught on the rough edges of my soul, and a terrible, silent nothingness takes over. Even my eyes aren’t working properly. My eyes used to generate tears on command.
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Neighborhood Bully

November 2023:Well, the neighborhood bully, he's just one man | His enemies say he's on their land | They got him outnumbered about a million to one | He got no place to escape to, no place to run | He's the neighborhood bully.
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The Wolf + The Fox

November 2023:This poem is an exposition of an ideology that is often accepted as an embodiment of “universal brotherhood” and “peace,” but if you dig deep into the history, you would find that most exponents of this ideology considered themselves warriors of Jihad, and the primary role it has played in history is to serve as a pretty mask for extremism, terrorism, and Jihad.
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The Ramaswamy Trilogy

September 2023:Vivek’s trilogy of books can be useful for understanding how wokeness has penetrated American businesses and allowed the victimhood mentality to spread. It can also serve as a warning: that being a political outsider and successful businessman doesn’t make a good conservative politician.
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Once Upon a Time

July 2023:Once feared, now trendingA Scarlett letter of the proud Taboo become viralVice, the end goal Ideology, a pronounPhilosophy, a trigger Nomenclature banishedTo a sideshow of A failed exhibitShame
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The School Where I Studied

May 2023:I passed by the school where I studied as a boyand said in my heart: here I learned certain thingsand didn’t learn others. All my life I have loved in vainthe things I didn’t learn. I am filled with knowledge,I know all about the flowering of the tree of knowledge,the shape of its leaves, the […]
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The Challenge of ‘Ever After’

January 2023:Review of Invited to Life: Finding Hope After the Holocaust, by B.A. Van Sise Any attempt to present the experiences of Holocaust survivors faces daunting challenges. There’s a delicacy that’s required, entrusted, as one is, with incomparably precious materials. The weight of responsibility, the transcendent standards are ever-present. The worldly, moral question—“What would you have […]
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Shema

January 2023:You have been given a gift.It is woveninto the fabric of your being.Just as youare weaving your ownvibrant thread in the Jewish tapestry,a 4,000-year-old quiltthat blankets our people in its weightof justice and goodness. You are a branch in a treewhose roots reach the centerand the beginning of the earth,the tree of knowledgein Eden.For you […]
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Woke Antisemitism

November 2022:Woke Antisemitism: How a Progressive Ideology Harms Jews: David L. Bernstein Book Review: Michael Lumish David L. Bernstein’s, Woke Antisemitism: How a Progressive Ideology Harms Jews, enamored me as soon as I read the dedication: For all the “thought criminals” and courageous people, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, whose consciences will not allow them to go […]
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State of Freedom

September 2022:A man has found himself between Being alive and being free He looks his captor in the face Says “I’ll be buried in my grave. Before you put me in those chains, You can put me in the ground”
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The Silver Platter

September 2022:...And the land will grow still Crimson skies dimming, misting Slowly paling again Over smoking frontiers As the nation stands up Torn at heart but existing To receive its first wonder In two thousand years
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When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer

July 2022:When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, Till […]
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The Giant Canvas

July 2022:What if, We were given a giant canvas,And the freedom,To find our own space on it, Move on to whichever corner of the canvas we wished to,Splash the colors of our choice,Shape up the shapes that fascinate us,Create our own masterpiece,Every moment of our lives? But … What if,We were not alone in this? What […]
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Hannah

January 2022:I can feel my body weakening The weariness accompanying every step The stubbornness of my frozen joints My body is failing me
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An Ode To Woman

February 2022:One could exist, just breathe and live,Do what needs to be done.Or one could live a splendid life,That adds an awe, a stun. One could only do as much,That’s required to get through.Well, that is how I would be,But that is just not you. You never let anything be,A piece of trifling.You live life as […]
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The Rebel’s Rage

January 2022:Look quickly now the goal’s in sight,We need just dare and take the fight;Never weary of the weight,Don’t ever falter from the fate. Leave the world behind that can’t be borne,Not one more day of servant-thorn;The load of human-wretch has none,That could with force to have me done. And though alone am I to ease […]
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The City of Slaughter

May 2022:This poem was written in tribute to the victims of the Kishinev pogrom. Arise and go now to the city of slaughter;Into its courtyard wind thy way;There with thine own hand touch, and with the eyes of thine head,Behold on tree, on stone, on fence, on mural clay,The spattered blood and dried brains of the […]
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Yoseph

March 2022:I supposeThat most peopleHave nothing to doWith the death of their family membersThey die of natural causesOr things beyond the grasp or controlOf human beings I am not most people I have to liveEvery day with the factThat most of my family was murderedBecause I failed to save themBecause I couldn’t convince themTo flee PolandBefore […]
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Wisdom in the Age of Chaos

August 2021:In many ways, The Unbroken Thread is a book of paradoxes, with the central paradox being that the traditions of structure and restraint are the very keys to freedom and growth for the human experience in both body and spirit.
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Nevergreen

Andrew Pessin
August 2021:Nevergreen is an academic satire that examines campus cancel culture and the ideological excesses that generate it.
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Felix Culpa

November 2021:Departing from the Garden, Adam spoke At length about the March of History, Of dialectic, and the world that woke Out of the fruit’s potentiality.
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Light after Darkness

October 2021:Darkness swirls like a stormRapid and relentless, consuming Passage of time blurredBy monotony stretched endlessly It’s easy to lose one’s wayLike a boat with water far as the eye can see Every day a survivalOne after another Not unlike a weary stranded travelerSimply putting one foot before another Exhausted yet holding onAttempting not to fall […]
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Emancipation

Emily Dickenson
September 2021:No rack can torture me,My soul’s at libertyBehind this mortal boneThere knits a bolder one You cannot prick with saw,Nor rend with scymitar.Two bodies therefore be;Bind one, and one will flee. The eagle of his nestNo easier divestAnd gain the sky,Than mayest thou, Except thyself may beThine enemy;Captivity is consciousness,So’s liberty. The Poems of Emily […]
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A Seed Planted

March 2021:A quiet voice whisperedSo faint it might have been carried on an autumn breeze Even as the winter of tyrannyDrove life into dormancy Defiantly and resolutelyThe voice would not be silenced The threat was not to be mistakenEver present and clear as a summer day It was in the face of such great evilThat one […]
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