Shalom Freedman

Gold Star - 17,232 Points (Troy New York)

A Poet Talks To Himself - Poem by Shalom Freedman

A poet talks to himself
And hears his own praises
And does not believe them.

A poet talks to himself
And hears a critical word
And knows he is right.

A poet talks to himself
And imagines others are listening
And love his dreams as if they were their own –

A poet talks to himself
And in the talking plays
In many voices -

A poet talks to himself
And in talking to himself
Feels more and more alone -
Where are the holy listeners?
Where is the love which is not absurd?

A poet talks to himself
And prays he is secretly being overheard-
And wonders why God should want words
From a mortal so small.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, January 27, 2012


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