Shalom Freedman

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There Is A Time When Tired And Weak - Poem by Shalom Freedman

THERE IS A TIME WHEN TIRED AND WEAK


There is a time when tired and weak
An old man can barely think
But writes nonetheless
A few small lines
To remind himself
That he still has a mind-

There is a time when tired and weak
An old man can barely speak
But writes nonetheless
A few small lines
To prove to himself
That he still is alive-

There is a time when tired and weak
And old man can barely dream
But writes nonetheless
A few small lines
To make himself believe
He still has time

There will be a time when tired and weak
An old man will be unable to read-
He will not write a few small lines
He will sit and wait
For the end of his life.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 19, 2011



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