Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

Are These Straightforward Confessions Of Feelings Poems?


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.”

Submitted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, May 08, 2013

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  • 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

  • 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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