Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

I Have Read Many Poems I Know I Never Could Have Written


I have read many poems I know I never could have written
Poems whose language was far richer and more remarkable than mine
Poems that saw as I cannot see and sounded as I cannot sound
Poems of magnificent music and many hidden meanings
I have read many poems greater than those I could ever write
And have been humbled and saddened and inspired by them
Out there somewhere else
There have been real poets
And I in my own little lines
Love and respect them.

Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011
Edited: Friday, December 16, 2011

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