Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

A Tired Old Man/ Lifts Himself Up


A TIRED OLD MAN/ LIFTS HIMSELF UP

A tired old man
Lifts himself up
With a few small lines-
A poem can lift the soul
as bars of iron cannot.
But the body- the body-
All the poems in the world
Are not worth
One good breakfast.

Submitted: Thursday, March 11, 2010

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