Shalom Freedman

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Before I Was An Old Man - Poem by Shalom Freedman


Before I was an old man
Many centuries ago
I sang such a quiet deep song
A song so so beautiful
In its longing and its tenderness.

But now I am so so old
My song creaks
And my voice hears itself
As if a stranger’s noise
Pounding through my eardrums.

And I know am just just not the voice
I was,
Quiet and deep and strong-

Long long ago,
Before I lived in this century.

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  • (12/31/2008 1:52:00 AM)

    Excellent Shalom, (but you're not over the hill yet) . (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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