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    Stop the Tears



    There is nothing in the world harder than to lose a daughter!
    Enough of drowning in the sea of tears
    Sorrow is a never ending trap
    That swallows all my entity, all my hours, all my plans,
    Everything seems to me to be shallow, tasteless,
    Lacking any horizon, without any goal
    Without Tali.

    However, this is not what Tali expected of me,
    “Go on with your struggle for peace ma,”
    She whispered, “For both of us,
    When I am not here.”

    I have to follow her example
    To honor her memory with her optimistic message
    Full of peace and hope,
    To follow her spirit for the creation of a better society,
    A better Middle East, a better world
    Without violence, destruction, terror and famine,
    A new world at peace with itself and far beyond war.

    Stop the tears, the work of peace
    Is tremendous and Tali expects me to continue
    For both of us, and indeed we will all continue
    To build your loving peace path Tali, through IFLAC –
    In your spirit, with your devotion and with
    Your wise angelic smile

    Your loving mother


    My wonderful daughter, Tali Aharoni Winkler (born 1956), who enjoyed a fully fruitful and devoted life, died of bone cancer, on the 8th of July, 2011, after a courageous struggle for sixteen long and eventful years.

    Tali and Lotem

    Tali with her granddaughter Lotem


    One Comment on “Stop the Tears”

    1. Anonymous says:

      Dear Ada, I can feel your pain and hear your sobbing in between a shower of tears. Tears act like a shower for the soul, as they cleanse us from the pain that incredible pain that has gripped our soul our spirit.

      A very wise Rabbi once told me, at the loss of my favorite uncle, that I should always remember him, mention his name and remember the lessons he taught me, that way he would find eternity or lasting life for he is not forgotten. In reading your poem his wise words came back to me, Tali lives in your memory and now in my heart for I got to know her through your words.

      your tears have brought her back to life and hence she lives in my mind as the peace loving person, whose granddaughter your great-granddaughter will enjoy, for peace will come back and the future generations will remember that on this day Tali was reborn and given life in a poem that will be like the wild mint you talk about as your remember your father, tradition and lineage is linked in your poems. May this New Year bring you blessings and healing for you have cried and cried for a child


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