Bers Berzik Hazan
Spiritualist Poet and Great Great Grandfather
It all started when...
I started researching my ancestry on a trip to Israel - how lucky we are that so much effort has been placed into tracing the roots of Holocaust victims and survivors - may the descendents of other genocides benefit from such exquisite documentation.
As a way to engage with my ancestry - I have felt empowered to publish some recent poetry - often formed of musical lyrics to songs.
Flood of Fluid (07/17 - Tel Aviv, Israel)
It was just like a flood of fluid
And it came up to my head
It brought to me a flood of music
And from that I found my love
I came up to a fork of Jewish
Roots that drew in blood
The sound of singing praise of color
To paint the sky with mud?
Lloyds Gold Insurance (07.17 - Jerusalem, Israel)
Where is the human in humanity?
My tooth broken, I cannot drink water.
You say it was cosmetic.
My foot infected by an insect bite.
You ask for my previous medical history to see if I might –
– and I quote –
have any pre-existing condition that could create a propensity for an exaggerated reaction to insect bites or staphylococcal infection
I am a doctor myself.
What the f*$% do you mean?
Why do you claim to protect me, when in fact you demean me,
you make me ashamed, embarrassed,
as an investor,
into a position of begging for your approval.