Unsatisfied Earth

The earth is not satisfied. It still grinds and rumbles In many distant places, Creating havoc on earth. Torrential rains Dispatch huge boulders From the mountainside, Closing highways. The sky is graying With heavy rains Flooding everything in its way, Destroying homes, fields, and Creatures big and small, Drowning people. And freezing raindrops fall In unprecedented snows, Breaking wires, plunging them Into darkness and cold All around. Dear God, where are you? Are you too high?                         — [March...

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Tragic Happenings

Devastating earthquakes, Lost lives, Suffering of the hurt ones. What tragic happenings! Quakes disturb the oceans With strong, angry waters, Sweeping away everything they touch. Even the birds above Fly away from the sight. We humans are powerless To stop the devastation, People running, screaming in fear. Where is there safety When the earth moves under their feet? In sadness we watch The pictures on cable T.V. We hope the earth—deep, deep below— Will stop grinding somehow So fear can be eased For a calmer tomorrow.                        ...

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Saint Louis

This is Saint Louis, Missouri, In the middle of September, And we have an extension of summer! The beautiful blue sky, The brilliant rays of the sun With few white clouds walking above. Below, everything is still green. Beautiful flowers, Blooming in many hues, And shrubs and big trees Are joining the green parade. Lovely sight! How I rejoice in this!                         —Hilda Lebedun (November...

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In The Garden of the Righteous

     I am sitting in the Garden of the Righteous, among the beautiful flowers, trying to unwind after speaking to a group of adults at the Holocaust Museum about the tragedy of the Holocaust and about the Nazi murder of countless innocents. It is sixty-seven years since the years of suffering of many of the survivors like me. By the grace of God, I try to disseminate information about the tragedies of the Holocaust. I plead with others, in the name of God, to stop the hate, to hold tight to hope. I plead with God to grant me this life to be...

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Disturbing Thoughts

Sad tidings appear all over the world: economically, politically, with even Nature showing her wrath by freezes, floods, and fires! Are we listening? Are we displeasing God? We’re dishonoring His commandments! We must seek help, not only from other humans, but from God! Only He has the power to help us to change the way we live, to hold tight to hope, to renew our faith, to work hard for change, and thereby to honor God!                         —Hilda Lebedun...

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Discontent

How many killing fields Our planet holds! How inhuman are we humans! We dishonor God’s covenant.Where and how Do we atone for Our shameful deeds? To honor the Almighty, We must be strong in righteous deeds And humble ourselves In all our deeds. We must try to stop This senseless destruction, For this is the only way To save ourselves In this big, hurting world For the sake of generations to come! Our honor to The Almighty must be Very strong in deeds and action To humble ourselves In our need For His protection.                         —Hilda...

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