Shalom Freedman

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Because I Need The Poetry So Much - Poem by Shalom Freedman


Because I need the Poetry so much
I become parasite upon it,
Instead of its coming to me surprisingly
I force myself upon it-
What once was a gift
Becomes a theft-

This poem too
Written in the too early
Too still dark hours
Does not sing through me,
But now says itself reluctantly and sadly
As if it had no right to exist.

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  • Cee Bea (10/21/2014 6:59:00 AM)

    This work though simple is profound. I enjoyed it, thank you for sharing it (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 15, 2009

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