#BlogElul 8: Believe

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Believe.
I am back in childhood
clapping madly to save
poor poisoned Tinkerbell
bringing her back to life
watching her light grow
stronger and brighter.

Believe.
It’s 1973 again
the improbable Mets
rally to take the Pennant
Tug McGraw
exhorting New Yorkers
“Ya Gotta Believe!”

Believe.
Back in the here and now
bleakness reigns
enmity between enemies
nearing biblical proportions.
Against all odds
I believe.


I’ve decided to participate for the first time in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. I’ve never had the courage to get my feet wet – this year, I’m jumping into the deep end of the pool! Check out some of the amazing  themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year’s and this year’s #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Medford, MA, part time with my 11 year-old daughter and full time with our dog, Toast, and our cats, Samson and Hercules.
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