Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

There Are Advantages To Being Unknown


No one misinterprets you
And accuses you of being all kinds of things
That you are not-
You are not disturbed by strangers-
Your mistakes are overlooked-
You can go on in your own private way
Doing your own private thing
Living your own illusion,
Without being confronted by haters and blasphemers-
No one envies you
And secretly prays for your demise
And hates you though you have not harmed them-

There is a price to Fame
And you don’t have to pay it-
You are lucky
You walk through the world as you are
And no one notices how much is wrong with you
And shouts out that you and all your work are despicable

Submitted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 14, 2013
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