By David Herman, Matzav.com
There is a man rotting in prison.
In a U.S. prison already for 22 years.
Unjustly denied his liberty.
There is a man who helped his beleaguered people.
He was caught and punished.
Others who did like him or worse were released.
There is a man, a Jewish man named Jonathan Pollard
There is a president, a young man
Whose black ancestors and forebears were denied their liberty
Behind the bars of slavery and racist prejudice.
There is a man
A president who values freedom and justice
There is a president named Barack Hussein Obama.
I have a dream
And in my dream
President Obama will go to that prison
Pardon Jonathan Pollard and set him free
And show him the true quality of mercy and forgiveness
And at last take away his pain and our pain
With the balm of freedom.
There is a man languishing in prison.
We never forget that man and his suffering.
There is a man named Jonathan.
There is a man named Barack.
Both of them know what freedom means,
But one his freedom is denied
The other enabled by his freedom
To become the most powerful man on Earth.
Barack Obama, you can, yes you can
Give poor, sick, helpless Jonathan Pollard
The most precious gift of all – his freedom
Where none before you have dared.
Answer the prayers of a people
And earn the blessing of mankind.
There is a man…
A man named Jonathan…