Let My People Go – Poem

jaclyn leiba gluck

While Hamas has the hostages in captivity

We will never give up fighting for their liberty.

The smiling faces  of the hostages in the posters, are from their lives before

October 7 –  engraved in our collective memory, for evermore.

133 innocent souls trapped in terror tunnels underground.

Are they alive or dead ? When will they be found?

I am haunted by their silenced cries,

As I witness the world possessed by a Jew-hatred web of lies.

Their families have had no communication for so, so many days

but the heartbreak and longing is there, always.

No visits from the ICRC?

Where is their humanity!

The Hamas terrorists must be defeated

So that this nightmare will not be repeated.

The mission to Bring Them Home must prevail

Each person is a precious pearl – a citizen of Israel.

There must be an end to their deprivation

A light at the end of the tunnel to their liberation.

At your Pesach Seder table, place another chair

In honour of a hostage you hope will be there.

Am Yisrael Chai

Jaclyn Leiba Gluck

April 2024

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