Shalom Freedman

Gold Star - 21,102 Points (Troy New York)

My Poem Came To Me In The Night - Poem by Shalom Freedman


My poem came to me in the night
Long after I should have gone to sleep
It came with darkness inside and a fear of darkness deeper still-
It was a poem of the end of the earth
A dark poem
The last poem of the day and perhaps the last poem of forever-
It came to me in the night
And made me write it down gently
And said because there is no time left
It is impossible to add on to it
Or give it true character and feeling.-
The poem of the night and its darkness
Stilled me into vulnerable silence
And I slept and went to sleep
Far from the page I wrote.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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