Poor, Poor Joseph – A poem for Parsha Vayeshev (Aliyah 2)

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Behold, that dreamer is coming . . . let us kill him
. . . and we will see what will become of his dreams.

Poor, poor Joseph
walking into brothers’ den
even angels against him

Poor, poor Joseph
Pit bound, Egypt bound
his coat, wrong kind of cachet

Sing it with me – poor, poor Joseph
Eleven of twelve brothers
want his blood

Poor, poor Joseph
dreams deferred
father about to get

the worst news
Poor, poor Joseph
We’ve read ahead

going to get worse
before it gets better
Poor, poor Joseph

What’cha gonna do?
What’cha gonna do?
Dream on, dreamer

dream on…

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