A Shabbos candle-lighting poem by Yehudis Spielman, age 12 from Brooklyn, NY
Every Friday night,
When the stars are shining bright,
And the Friday rush,
Finally comes to a hush.
All the drama from the past week,
Now peace is what I seek,
And as Shabbos draws nearer,
The light becomes clearer.
As I cover my eyes before my candle,
And as it shines bright,
I think of all the light,
That I’m bringing into the night,
And throughout the entire world.