Al Ta’azveynu: A Piyyut for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

Al ta’azveynu, do not abandon us!
Al ta’azveynu, at the borderline
Al ta’azveynu, when I lose control
Al ta’azveynu, find order in disorder
Al ta’azveynu, in the present, Eternal
Al ta’azveynu, and also in the future
Al ta’azveynu, please don’t go
Al ta’azveynu, I feel so helpless
Al ta’azveynu, I am impatient
Al ta’azveynu, and you are jealous
Al ta’azveynu, I don’t know
Al ta’azveynu, who I’ve been my whole life
Al ta’azveynu, help me to be mindful
Al ta’azveynu, because I hardly notice
Al ta’azveynu, help me overcome
Al ta’azveynu, the faults of my personality
Al ta’azveynu, and remind me of my good qualities
Al ta’azveynu, when my faults are all I can remember
Al ta’azveynu, restore my sense of self
Al ta’azveynu, let me recover from trauma  
Al ta’azveynu, the past has been unkind
Al ta’azveynu, but I have taken violence
& turned it into wisdom.
Al ta’azveynu, in my experience
Al ta’azveynu, abandonment changes you
Al ta’azveynu, so take away zero
& make me at-one.

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