Shalom Freedman

The Poems Ended/Long Before I Stopped Writing Them

The poems ended
Long before I stopped writing them
Perhaps in all the years
There were a few that are real
But I suspect them overwhelmed
By the many that are not
And all is lost an overabundance of the mediocre and inane-

I should end now
But I probably won't
I need the writing of the poems too much
Just as their no-readers need them not at all.

Topic(s) of this poem: poems, poetry, readers, writing

Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2020

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (9/16/2020 2:56:00 AM)

    Great Poetry Defines Our Essential Being

    'an overabundance...
    the mediocre and inane-
    is a poetry norm'

    few poets
    not even classical
    contemporary masters

    wrote only
    exquisite
    masterpieces

    remembered
    for exceptional
    rare writes

    countless
    poems languish
    unread

    a truth universal
    great poetry defines
    our essential being


    Inspired by the poem 'The Poems Ended/Long Before I Stopped Writing Them' by the poet Shalom Freedman.
    Dedicated to the poet Shalom Freedman.

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (9/14/2020 6:16:00 PM)

    an overabundance of the mediocre and inane- is a poetry norm, few poets not even classical contemporary masters wrote only exquisite masterpieces, remembered for exceptional rare writes countless poems languish unread

    " I need the writing of the poems too much
    Just as their no-readers need them not at all." a truth but poetry defines our essential being

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (9/14/2020 5:37:00 AM)

    true poetic pen takes birth only to write
    it does not know to stop writing

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