Building inside out,
while others insides
are being ripped out.
while others are buried in them.
How can we justify starting over when others lives are over or struggling to stay alive?
The remorse we feel as we sit in a daze
hands tied for fear of genocide.
Barbarians stop at nothing bombing mothers and babies ….
our only hopes for our future.
The pain and suffering of this mad man can’t be fathomed while we watch in disbelief.
This trickery of hell
While shaking in our boots, staying strong just waiting for relief.
We drag our bloodied bodies knowing truth will prevail.
We can not let them win and not soon enough they’ll fail.
They might take our homes and bodies but they can take our souls that carry on
weary and heartbroken these barbarians will have their day,
keep building Bridges of love and faith
raising our voices and opening our hearts and pockets.
Another hitler on the run, we never thought this day would come.
Our hearts continue holding bleeding hearts while repairing from the inside out.
We drag ourselves from the fire and through the tears we stand our ground in a war that should never have been.
During these unspeakable times, I find it hard to feel deserving of building and reconstructing what i have been dreaming of for so long, while i watch others being destroyed in one fell swoop in the rubble and shambles. While our hearts ache, we must stay strong, keep our vision and love. Wishing you love and blessings as you hold both places of love and grief.
Love and Blessings,
If you are looking for ways to help, our friend David at Skeptic’s Kaddish is supporting his wife Margarita Gorodnitsky, in her efforts to send money to Ukraine, as am I. I personally don’t like to donate money on sites and am hesitant if things actually make it to the intended place and question if it is a secure site.
The big advantage of donating money through her is that it’s going directly to purchases for people in Kyiv that are being requested by the people in Kyiv that are friends and colleagues that she personally knows and talks to everyday. While there are a lot of big organizations contributing to the cause, they often donate what they think people might need, rather than what people say they need.
Margo (David’s wife’s nickname) is donating what people are requesting. She already purchased 32 first aid kits, which she sent to Kyiv with Ukrainian construction workers who were working in Israel and who chose to return home to fight… and further purchases will also be sent home with other Ukrainian construction workers working here in Israel who are flying home.
Thank you so much Margo!
Her PayPal information is the same as her email so feel free to reach out to her if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org