Shalom Freedman

Gold Star - 7,705 Points (Troy New York)

Shalom Freedman Poems

361. Boredom Is Death's Luxury 5/3/2009
362. Borges 12/4/2008
363. Both Sides Need Peace 10/3/2011
364. Brother And Sister 12/28/2015
365. But All I Am Is A Smallness In A Small Space And Time 12/20/2015
366. But The Poem Is Ruined 10/24/2014
367. By Reading It You Write This Poem With Me 9/16/2011
368. By This Time So Many I Have Known Have Died 7/20/2011
369. Calm After The Long Fast Day Done 9/18/2010
370. Calm Is The Sea 8/29/2013
371. Calm Is Who I Am Now 10/21/2010
372. Can A Life Be Written In Poems? 1/12/2013
373. Can A Person Ever Have Enough Of Poetry? 1/22/2011
374. Can A Poem Be Made Of An Old Man's Worries? 3/28/2013
375. Can A Poem Be Written 2/15/2009
376. Can A Poem Be Written Of Total Despair? 4/24/2010
377. Can A Poem Bring Me Peace? 10/29/2012
378. Can A Sick Man Write A Morning Poem? 3/3/2011
379. Can One Write A Poem For Someone No Longer Here 7/7/2008
380. Can People Live Without Poetry? 6/29/2008
381. Can Tears Write A Poem? 2/5/2012
382. Can The Middle Of The Darkest Night/Be Morning? 3/2/2009
383. Can There Be A Poem On A Day Of Sin? 12/14/2008
384. Chagall At The Israel Museum 2/13/2008
385. Chanukah 5710 12/1/2010
386. Classmates 4/8/2014
387. Colors 8/2/2015
388. Coming Out Of Depression 6/3/2013
389. Confined Inside 1/11/2013
390. Consider Where We Are In The Universe 3/10/2014
391. Contemporaries 2/26/2013
392. Courage In Old Age Is Difficult 1/17/2015
393. 'Courage' Is A Poem I Have Always Had Difficulty Writing 8/7/2011
394. Courage Is Hope's Last Friend 7/7/2014
395. Courage Is What An Old Man Needs 6/6/2013
396. Crying For You Uncle Abie And Uncle Nate 2/1/2016
397. Cryptic Utterances Make A Foolish Kind Of Poetry 1/23/2012
398. Cyberdeath Is Coming 6/20/2013
399. Dark Matter Is Driving The Stars Away 7/14/2008
400. Darkness Surrounds 8/21/2014
Best Poem of Shalom Freedman

The Beauty Of A Poem

The beauty of a poem
The beauty of music
The beauty of light
The beauty of life
The beauty which makes us want to live life more
The beauty which pains us inside
The beauty in longing.
The beauty we come upon by surprise
The beauty of the day and the beauty of the night
The beauty we all have inside us
The beauty we can see and feel and never explain
The beauty that lifts us up
The beauty that makes us want to live more
The beauty that makes us reach out to God
The beauty we want to thank God for
The beauty of lilacs
The beauty of autumn ...

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Words Against Death

WORDS AGAINST DEATH

All the immortals are moral:
Tubercular Kafka spared Treblinka
Lunatic Nietzsche banging a piano to oblivion
Great Tolstoy escaping to a railroad coach,
Gentle Yeats frigid at Ben Bulben.

What lives is a work and that imperfectly:

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