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She strikes the match,
Her concentration as intense as the flame.
As the candle wicks flare
Her heart fills with joy.
She glances at the candles
Mini fires flickering together
She feels her soul overflow
Due to the happiness within.
She draws the flames
Closer to her, with both hands,
In the way of the age old tradition.
She covers her eyes and
She begins to pray;
For the safety of her children,
For their continued success in life,
For the health of the extended family,
And for her people at large.
She includes a special prayer
For the aged and the sick
And at this most holy of times
She whispers her most fervent wish.
That in the fullness of time
When the good Lord decides it’s right
That He will send her the person
To sing Eishet Chayil Friday nights.
A partner, a lover, a beloved best friend,
Someone to help her, nurture her,
Respect her and cherish her
A true soulmate, her real bashert.
She sets no physical parameters
In this, her heartfelt prayer,
She wishes only for peace and shalom,
She hopes He will help her get there.
One day she knows
She will light the same candles and
Pray the identical prayer
Then she will open her eyes
To find him standing right there.

Hadassah Sabo Milner is a writer and blogger, and mother to four boys. Currently she resides in Montreal, Canada.
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Regin Estacio Los Angeles, CA. June 24, 2011

Believe. Faith. Hope. The True Believer always have the Faith, because He or She is Hoping for the Best of everyone, not for itself. Best Poem Ever!


Believe. Faith. Hope.
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Anonymous December 19, 2009

Nice.

Was there some kind of middle school poetry contest or something? Reply

Laura baltimore December 15, 2009

Beautiful The beautiful, shining faith illuminating out of the flames and right through this poem is so heartwarming. Thank you! Reply

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