Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

The First Line Came From Somewhere Else


The first line came from somewhere else-
The second came from the first
The rest came from the beginning
The whole poem would never have been
Without the first line,
That came from somewhere else-

I elaborated on the first line,
But I did not write the whole poem-

The poem was given to me by the first line-

And Who gave that to me?
Who gives us everything we are,
Even when we do not understand how or why?

Submitted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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