Shalom Freedman

Freshman - 1,338 Points (Troy New York)

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

Topic of this poem: poetry


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  • Freshman - 1,782 Points Kevin Patrick (10/19/2014 7:16:00 PM)

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

    This does feel like a kick in the face when I read it, because writing comes as means of therapeutic release of anxiety and frustration. They might not solve life's problems but they can be a nice medicinal supplement when not feeling well. I Face my problems only by trying to do what is right and good. A good work, even if I disagree slightly on your message (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,155 Points 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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