Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

Without Poetry I Write Poetry To Stay Alive


I AM WITHOUT POETRY


I am without poetry
Flat dead inside
Why?

Too much sickness of friends and relatives
Too much failure in my own writing life

I write these lines too
Without enthusiasm or hope
Or any great sense of meaning

An exercise to keep myself going
A small effort in the struggle to stay alive

Without Poetry I write Poetry to stay alive
A whole small poem for one line of meaning
Towards the end.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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  • Ramesh Rai (6/4/2014 8:40:00 PM)

    I write Poetry to stay
    alive. I feel heavenly abode when i am with poetry.
    Regards (Report) Reply

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