The Four Sons Haiku



By: Herschel Karp (10th Grade) and Robert Zohar (10th)


The Four Sons Haiku


The wise son wants to

Know, What are the commandments

Which are told to you


When you have finished,

The Afikomen you can't

Continue to eat


Basing off logic

Seems to make no sense, Chukim and

All the strange laws, why?


The afikomen,

Represents accepting god

On his terms, not ours


The Wicked son,

Asks what is this work for you

Excluding himself


To his teeth we blunt

And say that because of this

Hashem took us out.


His low self esteem

Why would Hashem care about him?

Not worthy enough


We soften his speech

And say that through people's flaws

We can be redeemed.


A simple question

What is this? he wants to know

Nothing specific.


From out of Egypt

We came from the house of slaves

With Hashem's strong hand


Tam means he is full

He doesn’t think he needs Hashem

He’s fine by himself


Hashem we still need

With a strong hand he did help

We are not enough


He does not question

He does not know how to ask

just sitting quietly.


We must provoke him

We were taken out today

From our slavery


He is not intrigued

It does not interest him

He lacks excitement

The parent should teach

So that he is inspired

Problem with themselves


Although there are four

They are inside all of us

Echad for them all


And to our children

Teach to them the exodus

Leaving mitzrayim


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