Shalom Freedman

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I Learned Patience In My Old Age - Poem by Shalom Freedman

I learned Patience in my old age
When I understood all my years of
Racing to literary Greatness
Had gotten me nowhere-

And when I understood
That waiting while helping
A disabled person
Was no sin-

And that I would
After even a longer waiting
Than I had ever been able
To quietly wait before
There would still be time-

To write masterpieces for nothing to nowhere-

Topic(s) of this poem: patience

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Poem Edited: Friday, February 3, 2017

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