Jerusalem Still Stands

The Kotel at night
Two weeks
have passed
since rockets
split the skies,
and invaders
split our hearts.
still stands.


Two weeks
have passed
since our sons
were abducted,
and our daughters
taken hostage.
still stands.


Two weeks
have passed
since the blood
of our people,
and tears of our nation,
soaked the earth.
still stands.


Two weeks
have passed
and our hearts still ache
and our souls still cry


While we storm
the gates of heaven
with our prayers.
Prayers for the captives.
Prayers for the murdered.
Prayers for the fallen.
Prayers for our soldiers.
Prayers for our people.
And Israel
still stands.


עם ישראל חי
The people of Israel live.
The nation of Israel lives.
still stands.
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