Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

How Sad That Even The Best Of Us Die


How sad that even the best of us die-
That even those who do and give the most
Leave our world forever-

How sad that those of such Greatness and Goodness
Such Beauty and Wisdom
Must go.

We of such great imperfection and failure
Can perhaps understand why we should not remain

But those who are great and good
They are another question.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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