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The Waves of Life

The Waves of Life


I wrote this poem shortly after Baruch Refael's birth:

Ride the waves of life my friend
Some high, some fierce, some with no end
But you'll not be washed away by them
If you can ride the waves of life my friend

Weights may try to pull you down
Emotions full of pain
But hold on to a board
And ride the waves my friend

A board will keep you up above
The water deep and mean
And let you ride the waves of life
Ride the waves with ease

And what's the board, this heaven sent
To hold on to in the sea?
This board my friend is nothing new
You had it all along with you
But you have to know it's there before
You can use its strength to hold and more
The board my friend, is nothing new
It's just the strength of the inner you

So ride the waves of life my friend
Ride the waves with ease
Let the water splash your face
Like grass sprinkled with dew
For you can still keep the pace
IF you hold on to the strength of the real you
And ride the waves of life

Sara Rosenfeld has been a shlucha in Melbourne, Australia, since 1989. She teaches Chassidut in high school and to university students and is involved in developing numerous Judaica curricula for schools.
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Elaine Portland, OR June 21, 2014

Lovely! Thank you so much! I love your poem and plan to share it with others! Reply

Anonymous victorville, CA October 31, 2012

beautiful & soulful love it. Reply

Anonymous 13b Nkisi Aroli street inland town Onitsha near akwa Road, Ananbra state Nigeria October 19, 2012

Thank you I loved your article ! Reply

priyanshi ghaziabad, uttar pradesh\india April 22, 2012

wow wht a awesome poem!!!!!1\ Reply

shakbob kasaragod, india May 25, 2011

delighted ride the wave of life Reply