Shalom Freedman

Bronze Star - 2,102 Points (Troy New York)

I Am Happy This Chanukah - Poem by Shalom Freedman

I am happy this Chanukah
After all the years of praying and waiting
My children have children of their own
I thank God for this-

I am quite old now
But I don’t yet feel it that much-
Perhaps I did not make it in my work as I hoped
But in so much of my life the only word is ‘Gratitude’.

Thank God I am still here in Israel in Jerusalem
After all these years
Sitting in a park off Palmach Street
The sun on the page
Writing in calm
These small words down.


Comments about I Am Happy This Chanukah by Shalom Freedman

  • Rookie - 162 Points Vipins Puthooran (12/23/2011 5:45:00 AM)

    Excellent write! ! A good poem! ! (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



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?



Poem Submitted: Friday, December 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 23, 2011


[Hata Bildir]