Many of you know,I no longer practice the Jewish religion, but recent events in Pittsburgh still stings my heart. I’ve been crying over it.
Friends have been lost because of all this useless hate we have in the world. I wish so much, I could take it all away.
Growing up as Jew I suffered a lot of antisemitism in all shapes and sizes.
My sister and I one day was walking to the perk to get a donut in the orthodox Jewish community in Milwaukee WI. Out of no where shots was fired at us along with harsh words. We were okay, but frightened. We ran back to our house and told our parents what had happened. I was 10.
This was the first time I had ever been hit in the face with how someone could be so cruel, just because I was not 100% like them.
After this many other things occurred, over,and over again.
My out was writing my feelings all in poetry.
This poem was written in frustration and pain that had all built up at the age of 19. I just wanted to share it with you.
Click link below for poem:
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