Shalom Freedman

Freshman - 1,308 Points (Troy New York)

Contemporaries


CONTEMPORARIES

When Dylan was rising with his miraculous caw
And Streisand in the early glorious beauty of her voice
I was dreaming my dreams and getting nowhere-
All through the years
And in various ways
They have made a record of what they have done
While I dreaming never got on the board-
Now if I make it
Which I most likely will not
I will still never have all those middle years
And the long record of so many different phases-

Dreaming is not enough
And working is not enough
‘Giving it over' is essential
And I did not do it-

The story of their lives is traced out in their works
I have no story
I have no middle years
They did it
And I did not.

Submitted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Contemporaries by Shalom Freedman )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns

Poem of the Day

poet Gerard Manley Hopkins

To Christ our Lord


I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king-
dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ada Cambridge

 

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Behind The Eyes of Amedeo Modigliani {La.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  2. In This Autumn of The Year, Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  3. Destinations On The River Styx..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  4. My Eternal Companion, Tushar Ray
  5. As we so the world, Aftab Alam
  6. Pinching Solitude, lalitha iyer
  7. Forgotten, Donald R Wolff JR
  8. Art of Hug, maria sudibyo
  9. Don't Brake The Wings, Arno Le Roux
  10. They Said, Lonnie Hicks
[Hata Bildir]