Shalom Freedman

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A Poor Man - Poem by Shalom Freedman


A poor man is limited
A poor man cannot fully provide for others
A poor man cannot meet the material needs
Of those he loves
A poor man contracts life
A poor man worries too much
A poor man is afraid of being even poorer
A poor man does not have
And cannot give
A poor man lives in perpetual desperate hope
For some surprising miracle
A poor man prays
And is made rich in praying
A poor man in money
Is not always poor in spirit
A poor man may be humble
A poor man is often humiliated
A poor man is easily abused
A poor man is told to do by others
What he would never tell anyone else to do
A poor man has few options in most thing
A poor man is more like a slave than most others
A poor man is some ways dead
A poor man may want to work his way out
And find this impossible
A poor man is ashamed of being poor
A poor man may be a burden on others
A poor man may be an old and tired man
Who sometimes wishes it were all over
A poor man may be an old man who is done with everything
Except his suffering-

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about A Poor Man by Shalom Freedman

  • Kelly Kurt (3/26/2015 1:45:00 AM)

    A very wise and true poem. I could relate. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 26, 2015

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