Shalom Freedman

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Shalom Freedman Poems

3161. Why Do I Remember So Much? 6/21/2015
3162. Why Do I Walk With Such Sadness? 8/6/2012
3163. Why Do My Thoughts All Turn To Despairing Possiblities Only? 8/6/2011
3164. Why Do We Care So Much? 6/16/2014
3165. Why Do We Love Beauty So? 7/23/2009
3166. Why Do We Need Now To Be Remembered 8/27/2009
3167. Why Does A Poem/ Not Want To Begin 10/18/2009
3168. Why Don'T The Stars 4/5/2013
3169. Why I Am So Happy Today/Because There Is No War 11/25/2012
3170. Why Is Despair So Deep And Unending 9/18/2008
3171. Why Is It So Hard For Me Now? 9/5/2012
3172. Why Is The World So Beautiful 2/25/2008
3173. Why Is There Anything At All? 7/21/2012
3174. Why Is There Such Sadness In The World? 9/24/2012
3175. Why Not A Poem Right Now 4/14/2008
3176. Why Not To Be Young Again? 8/31/2011
3177. Why Should God Care For Me? 1/20/2013
3178. Why Should I Have A Poem? 11/14/2009
3179. Why Should We Be Immortal? 9/10/2008
3180. Why Should We Worry/What Will Become Of Us? 5/9/2010
3181. Why Should You Take Heed Of Me? 6/26/2008
3182. Why The Tears Come So Often Now 3/13/2015
3183. Why Wait? 4/9/2013
3184. Why When We See The Sea 5/11/2016
3185. Will Be Here/ When I No Longer Am 3/22/2012
3186. Will I Ever Write The Poem That Will Take You Away Into Another Higher World Within Yourself? 5/14/2012
3187. Will I Have A Poem Tonight? 10/24/2009
3188. Will I Still Write Poems When I Can No Longer Publish Or Post Them? 1/1/2012
3189. Will The Past Ever Leave Me? 5/6/2013
3190. Will The Poem Written Today/ Read Well Tomorrow? 6/22/2010
3191. Will There Ever Be A Poem Again / Which Is Not About There Ever Being A Poem Again? 7/9/2015
3192. Will We Survive? Yom Hashoah 5768 5/1/2008
3193. Wisdom Comes Too Late To Us 8/24/2008
3194. With Age The Sick And Suffering Multiply 5/27/2009
3195. With All The Reading And Writing I Do 6/1/2011
3196. With Most Of The Road Already Behind Me 9/16/2010
3197. With Sickness Comes Sadness 3/23/2009
3198. Without A Poem 9/15/2008
3199. Without A Poem / I Lose The Meaning Of My Life 9/6/2011
3200. Without A Poem/ I Am Lost 3/9/2009
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


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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