Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

NO ADEQUATE POEM WILL BE WRITTEN AGAINST THE DARKNESS OF ANOTHER LIFE


NO ADEQUATE POEM WILL BE WRITTEN AGAINST THE DARKNESS OF A DIFFERENT LIFE (Reflections after reading “ To See You Again”(A True Story of Love in a Time of War) by Betty Schimmel

No adequate poem will be written against the darkness of a different life-
There are people in this world who have known horrors beyond my poor imagining-
Priviliged to have been safe throughout my life
How can I possibly understand those who saw human lives taken in an instant?

Millions of innocent have been murdred in this world-
And we live our everyday lives as if there has never been such a thing in the world -
Were we to constantly pay attention to the worst that there has been
We would perhaps curse God and die –

The worst has happened many many times to others-
As good as me or mine-

How I fear the incidents and accidents and not so accidents
In a world in which we have so many enemies who would destroy us
Who hate us with all their envy and stupidity
And who would wipe us out completely –

I pray to God and have faith in God and believe in God
But the worst horrors have happened to those with greater faith than mine-

The future is terrible uncertainty-
And I pray we will have the strength and courage and luck and blessing to not to be its victims again.

Submitted: Sunday, November 27, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (NO ADEQUATE POEM WILL BE WRITTEN AGAINST THE DARKNESS OF ANOTHER LIFE by Shalom Freedman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Graveyard, Dr PJ Raj Kamal
  2. Symphony of Discords By K.V.Suryanarayan.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. Our Roads, Somanathan Iyer
  4. It's Not Just Rain, Daniel Skentelbery
  5. The Day After I Shouted Abuse at the Queen, Daniel Skentelbery
  6. Name-Calling, Diane Hine
  7. A pan fried fish…?, Mark Heathcote
  8. The Persecuted, Sandra Feldman
  9. wedding day, ademola oluwabusayo
  10. Dream the moon, Somanathan Iyer

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]