Shalom Freedman

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How I Wish Sometimes/ I Could Escape From Myself - Poem by Shalom Freedman

HOW I WISH SOMETIMES/ I COULD ESCAPE FROM MYSELF

How I wish sometimes
I could escape from myself
And go far away from my own ambitions
And not think ever again
Of my lack of a name
And lack of reputation
And failure at greatness
And all else connected with such stuff-
How I wish sometimes
I could just be
As if I never dreamed to be a writer
Or dreamed to be anything
But just wanted to live and be me
Whatever that could mean
Like a tree a stone
A thing as it is
Just what it is as it is
Nothing more
Not having to be anything other
Than what it already is.

Topic(s) of this poem: escape


Comments about How I Wish Sometimes/ I Could Escape From Myself by Shalom Freedman

  • (8/31/2015 1:54:00 AM)


    True talent like yours cannot be or live in a stone. For a stone has no feelings and you bubble over with them. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015



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