Of Abraham and Angels

I took an oath.
For land and long life.
Though when?
I cannot remember.
But there was fire.
And I was spared.
Years passed.
My looking forward ceased.
And as I looked down,
I found.
There was blood on my hands.
I clocked more miles.
But now, I am trading in walking.
For the moment to stand and face my sin.
Will my pain dissuade me?
Will my past betray me?
I have no answer.
Just that long and final walk between surrender and siege.
And, angels.
I could have sworn I heard the voices of angels.
Crying, “Spare him.”
But I wasn’t sure if they meant him.
Or me.


Ritualwell content is available for free thanks to the generous support of readers like you! Please help us continue to offer meaningful content with a donation today. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Rituals

Shop Ritualwell - Discover unique Judaica products

The Reconstructionist Network

Learning to Say "We": Writing Identity

In this immersion, we will reflect and expand on our personal experiences of identity, using writing exercises and in-depth discussions to think about, challenge, discover, explore, and experiment with different ways to identify ourselves, to consider how those ways connect us to and separate us from others, and how they represent and misrepresent aspects of who we are.

Four sessions, starting June 15th

Get the latest from Ritualwell

Subscribe for the latest rituals, online learning opportunities, and unique Judaica finds from our store.