Anti-Semitism is Growing

From Israel to the U.S.A.,

around the world hatred grows.


like the odious weed that it is,

has roots that grow both strong and deep.

Do we really,

as a nation,

want to tend this hate

as if were a victory garden,

meant to be sustenance throughout the ages?

We are only 2% of America,

hardly a bite of the pie,

Israel is but a hangnail of a nation,

but we’re hated

as if we’re a malignant, ruling party.

Do most people know what being a Jew means?

I’ve heard from the ignorant

that we do not believe in God, and

that we killed Jesus.

Millions killed to sustain a lie

that was written thousands of years ago.

That one martyr said,

“I am the son of God.”

Jews believe we are all sons and daughters of God.

Doesn’t the Christmas carol say?

“Born is the king of Israel.”

Another song hopes for peace and love,

“He will bring us goodness and light.”

Do the haters know

they would be worshipping idols

if it weren’t for our father, Abraham

who sensed God as not an object,

but a metaphysical Being?

 Did Jesus foresee box cars

of martyrs rumbling home to God

in the most deplorable way known,

dying as the tracks clickity-clacked

to death camps?

Would he have wanted anyone to be killed,

this Prince of peace,

in whose name so many were

and are being murdered?

Would he have signed off

on a constant hate?

Did our fathers

and the fathers of our fathers

feel the twisted sticks of death,

before and after, throughout all time?

Maybe so,

for hatred begets hatred,

and that hatred scars history

as if it were a tattoo on an arm

never to be erased.

Did Abraham go into a cave

to find a book about all history,

and was our fate written there?

Yet he still pursued God

with love within his heart.

So we love and we love

for love is the key

that opens His door.

  God grows our souls

amidst the dandelions and the concrete,

those who tender the soil with love beyond the madness.

About Lisa Tremback

I started writing in Elementary school and was published in school and local newspapers. I graduated from Kishwaukee College with an A.A. in English and a certificate in Computer Operations. I later studied under the poet, Bill Knox, at Columbia College in Chicago. I have been published at Colorado State University's underground newspaper. I enjoy writing almost every day and love to write about my relationship with G-d.

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One comment

  1. "Jews believe we are all sons and daughters of God"; why dont you remind that firstly to your community's commander-in-chief first, BIBI?