Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

I Wrote A Poem No One Else Could Write


A poem of my own
Of my own life-
It had its own special beauty and meaning
And it had its special failures and failings also
In the end it may well not have been good enough-

There are many poems
Millions of poems
No one else can write
But the one who lived them-
Few of them thrive
And most of them die
As lonely as they were
When they were begun-

My poem is probably one of them
Though I pray it is not.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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  • Aldrich Suarez (4/30/2013 8:47:00 PM)

    yeah you really wrote a poem that no one else could write...because it came from your soul and not to others: D (Report) Reply

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