Shalom Freedman

Bronze Star - 2,112 Points (Troy New York)

Are These Straightforward Confessions Of Feelings Poems? - Poem by Shalom Freedman

Aren’t they too literal and too one- dimensional?
Where is their metaphor and their surprise?

Again then
I confess,

“I am a poor simple writer of plain words
No poet in the most imaginative and interesting sense
A man who writes his own truth
And lets the words lie on the page
As if they were his own inaudible breath.”


Comments about Are These Straightforward Confessions Of Feelings Poems? by Shalom Freedman

  • Bronze Star - 2,442 Points Paul Brookes (5/12/2013 2:24:00 AM)

    In the end we can only write our own truths they may be universal but come from our own experiences of this ghost of a life. Plainness is no bad thing. BB : O{ (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Allen Steble (5/7/2013 10:00:00 PM)

    The best poets are the honest and modest ones who accept their limitations and make the most of what they have, very nice poem, I really enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 8, 2013


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