You dismiss All that I have gone through To overcome everything I have faced And get to where I am In effect you dismiss Your ability to do the equivalent In your own life with your own circumstances In effect you separate me out As different “special” And after a lifetime Of paying careful attention [...]
Trusting and breathing Into my inherent goodness Instead of combating the darkness That was imposed onto me ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
They say let go and let Gd But Gd is not taking care of you I am And if I let go You may die And I may lose That which is dear to me But in taking care of you I lose myself Picking up the pieces Of your futile resistance And ineffective railing [...]
It’s as if I am the ball In the pinball machine Shunted back and forth Each place where I should belong Shutting me out Defining things Constructing matters So that I have to fight If I’m going to stay When I just want To belong with ease ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No [...]
Pitting me against myself Crashing waves It’s an old story You using your might In an attempt to drag me down While I use my might In an attempt to lift you up There comes a point Where I’m worn out from And bored by The struggle And I let go Of you the vision [...]
You create a state of crisis Through your self-neglect And effective self-sabotage I pick up the pieces Drawing from and lending to you My Life Force Which is intact Because of my self-devotion Relentless pursuit of All that is positive and healthy I do the hard work Take the risks Make the changes Put the [...]
On guard And on call If I’m not in charge Everything falls apart ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
This 4,000 year legacy meant everything to me But your actions attitude And hypocrisy Necessitate that I Leave it in the dust Like one who doesn’t care And you don’t blink or register the tragic loss Because you expected this generation To turn its back Anyhow ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion [...]
You cultivate The kind of man Who is crass and demeaning And you call your method Religious and holy While you shove me to the back of the sanctuary Behind a wall And silence my prayers To Gd Making it a constant fight To be part of this community With any kind of integrity ©2017 [...]
In a roomful of people Gathered to celebrate the holy new year You ask me If I’m Jewish Your only words to me An otherwise perfect stranger It’s that kind of ignorance Arrogance And distorted sense of entitlement That push me Farther and farther away From Jewish life Until one day My answer Just might [...]