Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

In My Old Age I Am Learning Humility


IN MY OLD AGE I AM LEARNING HUMILITY


In my old age I am learning Humility
I have not been good enough
I will never realize the dreams I had for my work
I am not good enough
There are others far better than me
In each and everything I do
I hoped I would be better
I thought I was better
I was wrong-

Mediocrity is mine
And I am a minor player
If a player at all
On the stage of Literature-

In my old age I am learning Humility
It hurts a bit,
But I am still here
And I will nonetheless
Write it out to the end.

Submitted: Sunday, April 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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