web analytics
July 25, 2014 / 27 Tammuz, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



S.O.S.

Teens-010314-Clipper

The voyage is going peacefully
A salty tang in the air,
But when the storm decides to strike
The sailors are unprepared.

“Men at the ready,” the captain shoutsTeens-010314-Liberty
“Make all the lines secure,
Pray G-d will save from certain death
Though we are at its door.”

Screams pierce the Heavens, fear strikes all hearts
Last drinks are going ‘round,
Dread fills the crew, they grab a raft
The ship is going down!

“G-d, have mercy!”  They scream with fear
“Our sins we will confess,
We’ll ask forgiveness for all we’ve done
We beg You S.O.S!

The horn blows out the desperate plea
The sound drowned by their wails,
The mast is sinking even lower
Along with its once glorious sails.

“Abandon ship!”  The bosun screams
They jump into the sea,
The churning waves push them to and fro
The sailors cry and plead.

“G-d, save us from this watery grave
To avoid widows’ cries,
We beg You for their sakes
Please don’t let us die!

We know we won’t last another day
A single hour unless,
You take us from this icy sea, You hear our S.O.S.”

Some escape the water’s clutches
But most sink into the sea,
The sailors cling for dear life
To pieces of floating debris.

They’ve sent their prayers High Above
They hope G-d heard their cries,
All that the sailors can do now
Is try to stay alive.

The ocean is a frigid place
And some cannot stay warm,
They desperately try to persevere
Throughout the ongoing storm.

The sailors wait with bated breath
For how long they cannot guess,
They’ll be saved when G-d sends a ship
To heed their S.O.S.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

Please use the Facebook Tab below to leave your comment:

One Response to “S.O.S.”

  1. Brian Shapiro says:

    Who did the painting?

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
cease fire!
Ceasefire Talks Again
Latest Sections Stories
WC-072514-TCLA

“You Touro graduates are automatically soldiers in [Israel’s] struggle, and we count on you,” Rothstein told the graduates.

A-Night-Out-logo

The lemonana was something else. Never had we seen a green drink look so enticing.

Singer-072514

On his marriage, he wrote: “This is what I believe: something of the core, of the essence of this meaningful and life-affirming Judaism will not be absent from our home” (1882).

With the recent kidnapping by the Hamas and the barbaric murder of three children – Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frankel, we believe that the best answer to honor the memory of those murdered is to continue building those very communities – large and small – that our enemies are trying to destroy.

Written entirely through Frayda’s eyes, the reader is drawn by her unassuming personality.

Adopting an ancient exegetical approach that is based on midrashic readings of the text, thematic connections that span between various books of the Bible are revealed.

While Lipman comes from an ultra-Orthodox background and is an Orthodox rabbi, he offers a breath of fresh air when he suggests that “polarization caused by extremism and isolationism in the religious community may be the greatest internal threat to the future of the Jewish people”

The Joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten defines a mentch as “someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character.”

Certainly today’s communication via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and the like, including the ubiquitous Whatsapp, has reduced the need to talk with people and communicate at length.

These two special women utilized their incredibly painful experience as an opportunity to assist others.

Maybe we don’t have to lose that growth and unity that we have achieved, especially with the situation in Eretz Yisrael right now.

Sleepily, I watched him kissing Mai’s chubby thighs.

I have always insisted that everything that happens to anyone or anything is min Shamayim.

More Articles from Chayala Nachum
Teens-Twenties-logo

Help me and the rest of them
Know what I really mean.

Teens-Twenties-logo

You’ve been taken from me my child
I’ve been alone for many years,
That you will never return
Is my deepest hidden fear.

Are we wealthy, are we paupers?
Are we kings or are we slaves?

Her faith she had to hide,
To find out the king tried
But no answer would ever come from
His wife.

When a child is trembling with fear,
When guns command him to raise his hands in the air
You know beyond a shadow of doubt
The World Has Gone Upside Down.

The voyage is going peacefully
A salty tang in the air,
But when the storm decides to strike
The sailors are unprepared.

He strengthened his resolve
Knew his life he would lose,
But when the king uttered the words
With great pride he refused.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/magazine/teens-twenties/s-o-s/2014/01/06/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: