Posted on January 13, 2013 by Shanee Michaelson
This is a poem inspired by what I’ve
been learning in Daniel Roth’s
Chumash / Mediation class. I read it
on our last day of class this semester.
Isaac have I loved for he has filled my days with laughter and through him God heard my cry giving me a son in my image strong, free, fierce as a ram my true progeny. Older, darker, different you orchestrated all our childhood games I was happy then, to play along- but no more! Our family needs a new leader now and I am the chosen one, there can be no other- even if you are my brother. While you were growing up I was shielding you from the harsh desert sun I protected you from our father’s bouts of madness I saw myself as a second dad to you; And now that you are grown, you don’t need me anymore. I’m just your brother from another life, when your life wasn’t yet your own. Go in peace, my child. May God be there when we meet again.