Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Oleh Mission

Is Zionism dead?
The question keeps repeating
In every conversation
It gets our pulses beating
Because we came here for a reason
Made Aliyah to stay
This is the Jewish homeland
No matter what the world might say.
At least that's the ideal
It's what I want to believe
But the fire is burning out
And there's so much left to achieve.
We let daily frustrations
Get in our way
Lose the beauty in the monotony
Of the day to day.
I've heard time and time again,
"I wish I was here in 48
To fight for my country
To help create this state."
This may not be a war
Where heroes will emerge
But Zionism needs a recharge
It's up to us to create the surge.
We are soldiers of the heart,
The warriors of blue and white
We have no guns, no grenades
It's with passion that we will fight.
This mission is important
We're not doing this alone
With us are the souls
Of those who never made it home.
Take a second, just a moment
And feel pride in this land
We have a Jewish country, a freedom
A place we can proudly stand.
It's a mantra, a message
Words that we can live by
As the walls of Tel Aviv
Scream Am Yisrael Chai
A Zionist graffiti
A mix of hope and despair
Remembering the heroes
Who used to live here.