If God gave you in your hands,
the souls of precious little ones, what would you do?
If they had only one soul, one heart, one lifetime,
wouldn't they mean everything to you?
If God disciplines those He loves
and punishes everyone he accepts as a son,
Would they too, not be accepted as your very own?
Or would they suffer the pain of being illegitimate and fatherless?
If the tree you had diligently cared for and nurtured
brought forth the sweet, desired fruit,
why was it unjustly and cruelly destroyed
by the hands of those seeking their own good?
For we will all have to give an account,
not to the government, not to our friends, not to the trees,
but to the only one who created you and me.
Hitah Melilah (age 21)