Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

I Can Write Poetry All Day Long


I can write Poetry all day long
But what will it give me?
There is just so much others will listen to
If anything?

And what is the value of writing words to myself for myself
Even if I love them
And believe they are real poetry,
And know in my soul
That their music is real?

I can write Poetry all day long
Or think I am writing poetry
When I am not-

Am I writing poetry now?
I feel I am-
Within me there is the song and the sound
There is the music of poetry
But is it real
Or only my self- deception?

Can I write poetry all day long?
Can I write poetry at all?

I am writing poetry now
Or so I tell myself-
But as I write this
The music within
Is already fading
And I hear in myself
The silence of my own lonely sound.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/8/2012 10:05:00 PM)

    You should write even if its for yourself.Bystanders if one or hundred does not matter.The sky is with you, the weather are your commands, rain will see if tears are enough for you, mountains will stand besides you and tell stories of either sides of the valleys, rivers will flow with you, snow will freeze with your senses--time detested will see that time was actually written by you your way (Report) Reply

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