A new poem by Bruce Black.
I hear You say be brave as the day begins and an unknown path stretches ahead of me. Or maybe it's the voice of my father that I hear calling to me from the other side, from the olam habah, encouraging me to stand up to doubts and fears, to toss away timidity and rally around faith, to trust in You to lead me wherever I need to go. The words echo in my ears as I set off on an unknown path today, not knowing where the path will lead, praying it will bring me closer to You.
Bruce Black is the author of Writing Yoga (Rodmell Press/Shambhala) and editorial director of The Jewish Writing Project. He received his BA from Columbia University and his MFA from Vermont College. His work has appeared in Elephant Journal, Blue Lyra Review, Tiferet Journal, Hevria, Poetica, Reform Judaism, The Jewish Literary Journal, Mindbodygreen, Yogi Times, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and elsewhere. He lives in Sarasota, FL.