Shalom Freedman

Freshman - 1,328 Points (Troy New York)

There Is A Despair So Great


No one can define it-
It is not under the ground
But under under the ground
And it has no ground too-

These are just words
Another inept metaphor won’t help-

The Despair says simply
That this horror will never end
And that there is no possible way out-

And even that of course
Is just words playing with themselves
That cannot touch the bottomless feeling
Which despises these words also-

Submitted: Monday, April 29, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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  • Gold Star - 35,024 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/29/2013 10:00:00 PM)

    well writ but it will end when not known but when our society will be tired enough to carry the weight thank well penned (Report) Reply

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