Friday Night Lights

 She strikes the match,

Her concentration as intense as the flame.

As the candle wicks flare

Her heart fills with joy.

She glances at the candles

Mini fires flickering together

She feels her soul overflow

Due to the happiness within.

She draws the flames

Closer to her, with both hands,

In the way of the age old tradition.

She covers her eyes and

She begins to pray;

For the safety of her children,

For their continued success in life,

For the health of the extended family,

And for her people at large.

She includes a special prayer

For the aged and the sick

And at this most holy of times

She whispers her most fervent wish.

That in the fullness of time

When the good Lord decides it’s right

That He will send her the person

To sing Eishet Chayil Friday nights.

A partner, a lover, a beloved best friend,

Someone to help her, nurture her,

Respect her and cherish her

A true soulmate, her real bashert.

She sets no physical parameters

In this, her heartfelt prayer,

She wishes only for peace and shalom,

She hopes He will help her get there.

One day she knows

She will light the same candles and

Pray the identical prayer

Then she will open her eyes

To find him standing right there.

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3 responses to “Friday Night Lights

  1. Nice poem. Good luck!

  2. Very moving. That was excellent. I usually don’t understand poems, but that one I got.

  3. Shalom,

    I just fiund this poem. I will tell you I was so moved tears came to my eyes. I don’t know if you are going through the situation it the poem, but if you are I will daven for you that you find your soul mate at the right time. Thank-you so very much. I wish you the best for the new year. May you, have blessing upon blessing.

    http://www.jewinthesuburbs.wordpress.com

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