Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

No Poem Can Console


NO POEM CAN CONSOLE

No poem can console
For a life – failed
No poem can be an answer
To years and years of struggle
Come to nothing-
A Poem can inspire and help
For a few moments.

But when the whole thing
Has gone wrong
Forever gone wrong
Even the Best Poem
Cannot help.

Submitted: Monday, March 09, 2009

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