Frederick Kesner

Bronze Star - 2,567 Points (28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

Sadly Young - Poem by Frederick Kesner

This young sad poet
t ob e,
brooding over things
that tomorrow might not bring.
Other poets
are dying around him;
(they are flesh-bound too!)

exiting without fanfare and glory,
whose poems
shall collect dust
in lonely shelves
of musty halls
within greying walls
where no sun shines
on semi-precious gems of long ago -
(is this where he wants to be) too?

He broods on;
Taking with him his private agonies;
chasing after personal demons,
being pursued by them in turn....
to be
this sad young Poet.


Topic(s) of this poem: discrimination, poet, writing

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Sadly Young by Frederick Kesner

  • (3/9/2009 6:17:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this.Sadly, I don't think the mysteries of this are confined to the younger poet. There so few of us who break through and make a difference. I've booked my pace at The Dead Poets society dinner.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Poem Edited: Monday, March 12, 2018

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