Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

If I Ask Myself Why I Love You So Much (For Rifkah)


I will say simply,
‘It is because she has been with me all these years’

I will say
‘It is because even in old age and even in sickness
Your face remains the most beautiful of all faces’

I will say,
‘Because to hold you to be near you
Is to live again in a deeper way’

I will say,
'Because you have helped me in so many ways
'Because of you I have not been been lonely'

I will say
I love you so much
'Because you are my life now and will be to the end of my days'

Submitted: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, April 29, 2013
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