One Torah For All

One Torah shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
Exodus 12:49

End of the Year Blues

I do not like this time of year,
With all the bells and jingles in my ear,
All the men dressed in red I hear,
Putting forth all this season’s false cheer.

I see those people pointing at me,
“He has a long white beard, I see.”
Children and parents alike declare with glee,
“Are you Santa, and can we sit on your knee?”

“NO!  to your children I will not lie.”
I will tell you the truth from on high,
You celebrate that which you know to be false, why?
If you are not interested in His truth, then, “Good-bye!”

When this time of the year comes, I just want to hide,
People with all their wise cracks asking, “Where’s my sleigh to ride?”
But I know this time will pass if my time I bide,
For when it comes to truth I am on YHWH’s side.

Now do me a great kindness, please,
And set my mind and my heart at ease,
When you see a man with a long white beard, him do not tease,
Release all your thoughts and temptations to the breeze.

Allow the man in the long white beard unmolested to pass.
Please keep to yourself you remarks, crass,
Go about your own business and go right on by real fas’,
Even though you may think your wisecracks are cute, he says, “Alas.”

Zerubbabel ben Emunah
November 30, 2010