Shalom Freedman

Silver Star - 3,445 Points (Troy New York)

An Old Man Can Be A Poor Man/ An Old Man Can Be A Rich Man - Poem by Shalom Freedman

AN OLD MAN CAN BE A POOR MAN/AN OLD MAN CAN BE A RICH MAN

An old man can be a poor man-
He can complain of his pains and problems-
He can think only of all the powers
He no longer has.
An old man can be a poor man
And remember how he loved once
And know he will never love again
And feel infinitely sad at life gone.

An old man can be a rich man-
He can bless the pleasures life still gives,
He can know how to smile,
And know how to laugh-
He can know how to give to those he cares for,
If not of the money he does not have
Nor the physical strength no longer his,
But of the love and the wisdom and the kindness,
He is still blessed with.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 17, 2008



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