Poem by Sarah Namer
An exodus occurred from Egypt many years ago,
With GOD’s own help, a group of slaves attained the
Acquiring their freedom as the tale is told and sung,
From spousal separation and the killing of their young.
From bondage, servitude and want, from pain and grief
Acquiring responsibility in coming years,
One type of which, is to recount this tale, as GOD
And show that every person, each of us, is in GOD’s
The Matzoh is our bread of haste, unleavened bread we
The Bitter Herbs, they represent the slavery we hate.
Salt water represents our tears, Charoset’s mortar/stone.
Creating bricks that shackled us, as slaves, to Pharaoh’s
The roasted shank bone represents what made death
pass us by
When plagues were brought on Egypt causing many there
The egg, it represents life’s wholeness, wine, to celebrate
And we recline on pillows and this Seder tale relate.
And why this night is different, well, we welcome strangers
We give them shelter, food and drink, remembering we’d
Strangers, once, in Egypt, made to feel apart, enslaved,
Before GOD came and caused us to be “free at last” and
And GOD commanded us, a wild Semitic tribe to be
A model for mankind to follow through eternity.
To be as GOD envisioned us, both loving to our peers
And peaceful, just, establishing the Messianic years.