Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

I Will Die/But I Do Not Know How I Will Die


I will die
But I do not know how I will die
Will I know it is going to happen
Shortly before I die
Or will it come unexpectedly
Without giving me a chance
To say a last goodbye?
Will it be through some horrible pain
I suddenly experience?
Or will it be in Peace and Resignation?
Will it be at the end of a long slow process
Of losing everything even clarity of mind?
Or will it come when I can say ‘Shema Yisrael'
With all my heart and soul and mind?

It will come
But I do not know
When and how it will come
I of course do not want it to come soon
But I alone will not determine it
In this life
As in this Death
And hopefully in this afterlife
It is not wholly up to me
I am dependent on the verdict of God

Submitted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



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?

Comments about this poem (I Will Die/But I Do Not Know How I Will Die by Shalom Freedman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Intensity Of A Mere Poet, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Distant Whirring, Curtlan Popo
  3. A Challenge Title Contest - 2014's Oct N.., Brian Johnston
  4. Intuitively Wondering, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. No Other Presence, Hannah Bryson Price
  6. Transcendent Evolution, Curtlan Popo
  7. Stress = God Is In Control, Tom Zart
  8. Another Crossroads, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. I am remembering that day, gajanan mishra
  10. Climbing A Mountain, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Barbie Doll, Marge Piercy

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]