A lot can happen over Yom Kippur
A short poem by Murray Meltzer
With Yom Kippur out I turn on the news,
the world has moved on with hardly a snooze.
In less than 24 hours we now have a nuclear roadmap at sea,
We’ve barely got past Neilah and our first cup of tea
We’ve upset the Chinese and pissed off the French,
I’ve only just eaten and have yet to Bench.
Our case load is up, it’s a pandemic still here.
The shrill sound of the shofar blasts through the air.
SpaceX has put 4 civilians into Space.
Dan is still taking on Sydney and it’s hardly a race.
Somehow we managed another Yom Tov at home.
We’ve heard a few tunes via Zoom on the phone.
We look forward to Succos and the joys of Spring,
And (wow) a mobile succah on a bike the Rabbi will bring !
So as we finish one year and a new one begins,
we’ve repented and atoned and cast out our sins.
There’s no looking back, with restrictions now easing,
it’s picnics outdoors with a friend now that sounds pleasing !!!
So in 24 hours we stopped for a while,
each in our own way with plenty of style
We move forth invigorated with sense of wonder,
a Yom Kippur 24 hours in Lockdown down under.