Shalom Freedman

Freshman - 1,308 Points (Troy New York)

I Am Without Poetry


I AM WITHOUT POETRY


I am without poetry
Flat dead inside
Why?

Too much sickness of friends and relatives
Too much failure in my own writing life

I write these lines too
Without enthusiasm or hope
Or any great sense of meaning

An exercise to keep myself going
A small effort in the struggle to stay alive

Without Poetry I write Poetry to stay alive
A whole small poem for one line of meaning
Towards the end.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: poetry

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  • Gold Star - 11,046 Points Ramesh Rai (10/24/2014 8:47:00 AM)

    Without Poetry I write Poetry to stay
    alive
    Much sensitive. Enjoyed the read (Report) Reply

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