Shalom Freedman

I Have Done So Much/And It Amounts To So Little

I have done so much
And it amounts to so little
I add and add
And each work added
Does not increase the sum
Zero plus one is zero
Again and again-

Sometimes I think
I can laugh at myself
It's only another irony
But there are other times
When deep inside the grief and sadness
Say my true feeling is failure and regret-

Write on old guy
Soon you will not even have to add one after one
The sum will still be zero.

Topic(s) of this poem: failure, old age , regret, writing

Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2020

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  • Richard Wlodarski (9/17/2020 3:38:00 PM)

    There is no such thing as failure. To change your outlook to one of optimism, may I respectfully suggest that you read EMMANUEL'S BOOK by Pat Rodegast and Judith Stanton. I would love to receive your feedback on it. Take care.

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  • Deluke MuwanigwaDeluke Muwanigwa (9/17/2020 6:22:00 AM)

    Lol. Good poem. I am sorry things aint working out for you. The first thing you need to do is to learn to add. One plus zero equals one. I joke. That was awesome metaphor

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (9/17/2020 4:18:00 AM)

    We are all in the same boat floating towards eternity.

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