#blogElul 2017 – Day 11: Trust

I like to think of myself blogelul+2017
as trustworthy, a stalwart
ally, omnipresent in times
of need.

Truth be told
too many times
my actions have eroded
others’ trust in me.

How can one have faith
in a sibling, a parent,
a spouse, a friend
whose rage runs amok?

 

Apologies – though sincere –
become meaningless when
tantrums aren’t tempered
over time.

Please God, guide my steps
away from ferocity and fury
to a place of peace within
and without.

Please God –
let this be my year.

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Once again, I’m participating in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. In past years, I’ve found it helpful as I ponder and reflect in the month before the High Holidays – Yamim Noraim. 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 prior years’ #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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