Treasure Island

Alexander Povolotsky

My Jewish People, Israel - I am your proud son!

My Jewish People, Israel - I am your proud son!
I'm made of tortured flesh of yours and of your ancient blood
Since Torah given was to us under the Sinai's sun
Your enemies tried burying us into historic mud

Egyptian pharaohs kept my kin in slavery by chains
The straws did turn slow into bricks by Jewish sweat and pain
Just longer look at giant plates of mighty pyramids
You'll see that Jewish blood and tears through their seams they bleed

My people's cry and songs of pray - they to the Lord have gone
Being far away from our Land - in bonds of Babylon
And kindly G_d has heard our plea and granted our return
To our country, our temples, to our ways we yearn

But spared by Alexander the Great not long we lived alone
Our love for Freedom, our brave revolts caused angry hate of Rome
Enraged by courage of the Jews they sent their legions
They plowed our sacred Temple, the streets, where we were born

The Romans scattered Jews across their vast empire land
In hope that in by doing so the tale of Jews will end
For thousands years after that the Jews didn't have their homes
Ukraine's Cossacks killed my kin in savageous Pogroms

In Spain our haters burned the Jews in Inquisition flames
The Germans tried to wipe us all, as an entire race,
By gassing millions of the Jews in extermination camps
Where for five years they brought us, packed in the cattle trains

Gas chambers witnessed Jewish deaths in scare and despair
The Nazis made the pretty bags from skin, and wigs from Jewish hair
Five years chimneys fumed with Jewish ash into the shameless air
And World in silence watched all that with no help to dare

Yet we survived it all in all, the people of the G_d
Oh Israel - you're back with us, protected by the Lord
And sacred Wailing Wall in freed Jerusalem
Will always be with us, forever and for good, Shma Israel! Amen!

Submitted: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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