I Understand Why the Caged Jew Sighs

The free Crescent Birds migrate back-and-forth
Crossing from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans
Over 1.8 billion in total, touching mountains and deserts
With feet on the ground and heads in the sky.

The free Cross Birds zip casually in Europe and Americas
Counting over 2.2 billion, they dominate the West
And have causes in the East
Every land an open door.

But the Jew Birds were given no nests
Seen as failing the two faith tests
Still needing some safe quarters
By point, forced into cramped ghettos.

The caged BIRDS were hunted
A paltry sum stunted
Clipped wings on the precipice
The tattered flock Exodus.

The Crescent Birds haj to Mecca
Drew millions of the same feather
A city with a single plume
Marked Jerusalem as its own.

The Cross Birds sang at the Vatican
And set stations in Jerusalem
They came and went and fought and prayed
The pilgrims of reenactment.

The caged BIRDS were allotted few miles
For which they fought several trials
Barred from rebuilding their holy nest
Being told they were just passing guests.

The caged birds are left in the
Shadow of a wall
Lifting heads to sing over the
Muezzin call
While the Crescent Birds mock overhead
The caged birds sing of hope and what’s next.


The Temple Mount seen from the roof of the Hurva Synagogue
(photo: First.One.Through)


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Losing the Temples, Knowledge and Caring

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2 thoughts on “I Understand Why the Caged Jew Sighs

  1. Beautiful. Some birds get used to live in a cage, in a zoo where other animals are caged. They see it as normal and some of them despise the free birds’ primitve way of life “you actually hunt your own food? We get it from the humans”. They act as if they were almost humans themselves, but in fact they are only confused birds who spent too long a time living in a cage.

    בתאריך יום א׳, 11 באוג׳ 2019, 19:55, מאת FirstOneThrough ‏:

    > First.One.Through posted: “The free Crescent Birds migrate back-and-forth > Crossing from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans Over 1.8 billion in total, > touching mountains and deserts With feet on the ground and heads in the > sky. The free Cross Birds zip casually in Europe and Ameri” >

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