Shalom Freedman

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How Can I Knowing Myself Inside - Poem by Shalom Freedman

How can I
Knowing myself inside
Knowing my lust and envy and fear and distrust
Knowing my weakneses,
How can I expect of G-d
To keep alive forever
The problematic being I am?

I idealize those I love
And do not try to know them
As I know myself –

They too being human
Are also not perfectly worthy
They too being human
Know sin within themselves-

And yet I try
I pray
I would not abandon those I love-

I ask God why to let die
Those who have such beauty and goodness
Those each one of which is a unique person-

I try –
Knowing God has not promised
To keep each of us alive forever –

I try –
Asking G-d to do what G-d has never promised –

And who am I
And what am I
To dare to ask?

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  • (6/12/2011 2:23:00 AM)

    Fantastic poem. Full of depth and wisdom. The poem is rich in imagery.
    Great write indeed.
    I give it 10/10.
    Kindly read and rate my poem 'A farmer' on page 1.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 12, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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