Shalom Freedman

Gold Star - 16,187 Points (Troy New York)

The Mind Denies Its Own Decline - Poem by Shalom Freedman

THE MIND DENIES ITS OWN DECLINE


The mind denies its own decline
It refuses to try to remember with difficulty and imprecision
A poem it once would have recalled easily and exactly-

It instead lets itself go somewhere else-
But on reflection it understands
Dying goes on inside even when denied -

The mind is still the mind but it is not as good as it was
And the body works more slowly too.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 14, 2012



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