Printed from chabad.org
All Departments
Jewish Holidays
TheRebbe.org
Jewish.TV - Video
Jewish Audio
News
Kabbalah Online
JewishWoman.org
Kids Zone

The Waves of Life

The Waves of Life

E-mail

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 for the past 16 years. She teaches Chassidut in high school and to university students and is involved in developing numerous Judaica curricula for schools.
© Copyright, all rights reserved. If you enjoyed this article, we encourage you to distribute it further, provided that you comply with Chabad.org's copyright policy.
E-mail
1000 characters remaining
Email me when new comments are posted.
Sort By:
Discussion (5)
June 21, 2014
Lovely!
Thank you so much! I love your poem and plan to share it with others!
Elaine
Portland, OR
October 31, 2012
beautiful & soulful
love it.
Anonymous
victorville, CA
October 19, 2012
Thank you
I loved your article !
Anonymous
13b Nkisi Aroli street inland town Onitsha near akwa Road, Ananbra state Nigeria
April 22, 2012
wow wht a awesome poem!!!!!1\
priyanshi
ghaziabad, uttar pradesh\india
May 25, 2011
delighted
ride the wave of life
shakbob
kasaragod, india