Shalom Freedman

Silver Star - 3,331 Points (Troy New York)

You Are Nowhere In Your Work - Poem by Shalom Freedman

For years you have tried to get somewhere
So many times you thought you were about to get somewhere
But you got nowhere-

Now you are old
You still sometimes think you will get somewhere
You still sometimes hope-
But you know you will not
That all the years in which people go from somewhere to somewhere slightly better until they finally get there
Are gone for you-

You are old
And still at the beginning
Nowhere-

You are nowhere
And going nowhere
And that makes you nothing
You are nothing going nowhere
And you now know it -

And yet tomorrow
You will wake up
And think you will get somewhere again-

To have been a fool all your life
Is not a great virtue-

Nowhere nowhere and nothing
Are your name-
And where you are going
Is just nowhere-


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 1, 2014


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