12 Shvat 5781 / Monday, January 25, 2021 | Torah Reading: Beshalah
dot  Add to favorites   dot  Set as homepage  
    Create an account    |    Sign in
    My Account     Orders History     Help
  My Country:  
  United States   
   My Currency:  
  US Dollar   
Home Page Torah Portion Spirituality and Faith Foundations of Judaism Inspirational Stories Family & Daily Life Holidays and Fast Days Israel and Society
   Dating     Marital Harmony     Good Income     Children and Education             
Children and Education  
HomeFamily & Daily LifeChildren and EducationTUNING IN LATE
  Advanced Search



The mother thought she new her sweet little son, until one day when he turned around and she saw a body that had virtually lost its holy soul...


She looked in his room,
And suddenly saw,
Something she never
Had quite faced before.
Her oldest had grown up,
Right before her eyes,
An innocent victim,
Inundated with lies.
He sat there, absorbed.
He did not see her staring.
Why, after all these years,
Was she caring?
He was fresh. He did things,
He would never have done.
He seemed like a stranger,
Yet he was her son.
Was he once really tiny,
A warm bundle to hold,
A pure, trusting neshama,
She had one chance to mold?
When he was little,
His face looked so sweet.
Once learning with his Abba,
Was his biggest treat.
Then oh so quickly,
He got "retrained."
Now he just expects to get
And once his heroes were men,
Good and wise,
Now he picks his heroes,
By their muscle size.
But what could she do?
She asked desperately.
When the kids were all bored.
It sure kept them busy.
And there were some good shows.
What could be so bad?
How the children would nag her:
"Everyone else had!"
It made her life easier.
What could be so wrong?
She promised she'd never
Let them watch too long.
But it was such a help,
At the end of her rope.
It seemed more and more often, though,
She couldn't cope.
Street fantasies poured in.
They're lodged there - inside.
What she says hardly matters.
He has a new guide.
She looked in his room,
And wished she didn't see,
That she let him get lost,
Just by watching T.V.
* * *
Bracha Goetz is the author of 16 children's books, including Remarkable Park,The Invisible Book and Let’s Stay Safe!  She also coordinates a Jewish Big Brother Big Sister Program in Baltimore, Maryland, and can be contacted for questions, comments or presentations at bgoetzster@gmail.com.

New Comment    New Comment
   See More Articles By Bracha Goetz
   Read more about Children and Education

Top of article    Top of article       Email This Article    Email This Article          Share to Facebook       Print version    Print version

 Join the distribution list Join the distribution list
If you would like to receive other related articles or Breslev.co.il features via e-mail, please enter your e-mail address here:


 Related Articles Related Articles

The Holy Rhythm               Elijah the Prophet               V for Validation
 The Holy Rhythm  Elijah the Prophet  V for Validation

  0 Talkbacks for this article     

Add Your CommentAdd Your Comment    Add Your Comment    

In Honor of:    In Memory of:
Like What You Read?
Help Breslev Israel spread the light of Rebbe Nachman
across the globe, and be a partner in making a better world.
Click here to support Breslev.co.il
 Products of the Day Products of the Day
Back  1 2 3  Next
Back  1 2 3  Next
 Most talked about Most talked about
Up  1 2 3  Down
 Most read Most read
Up  1 2 3  Down
 Facebook Facebook
 Mailing List Mailing List
Subscribe Here:   


open toolbar