Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

If There Were Only A Poem


IF THERE WERE ONLY A POEM

If there were only a poem
That could redeem me
That could get me out of this
That could make me feel alright again

If there were only a poem
That could take this problematic life
And make it less problematic

But poems do not solve life problems
Especially not for those
Who escape those problems
Instead of courageously facing them

Poems do not rescue the poltroons
From their hiding away

And this poem too
Will not rescue me today.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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  • Brian Johnston (7/2/2014 10:03:00 PM)

    Well what if rescue were the wrong word? And what if the gift this poem brings instead is a new friend? How would them apples grab you? What if the right company could just make all those problems go away! : -) Really, it could happen! (Report) Reply

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