Shalom Freedman

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This Is A Poem For All The Mediocre Poets Like Myself - Poem by Shalom Freedman

This is a poem for all the mediocre poets like myself
We thoughts our words would mean something
We thought our deepest feelings would touch other souls
We hoped our most wonderful imaginings
Would be dreamnt in the hearts of others
We thought we would be recognized
And counted among the real poets
And others would celebrate what we have done
And yet when we tried and tried again
Little came
Here and there a kindly word gave us hope
Some even thought by trading praises
With other mediocre poets
Something might be achieved
While inwardly through a thousand rejections
And failures at recognition
We came to know
That we are not
And will never be
What we still secretly hope to be.

Topic(s) of this poem: poets


Comments about This Is A Poem For All The Mediocre Poets Like Myself by Shalom Freedman

  • DawnLea Lochridge’ Hardin (6/10/2018 6:56:00 PM)

    Expression you put into words is beyond The Phrase Magnificent! ! You have inspired me to dig deeper into myself and get my written word.. And you are a top Poet here with the words simple but at the same so rich it takes a reread to soak it in (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (5/31/2018 3:32:00 AM)

    Let us partake of the wonderful treasury of poems by classical, modern, contemporary poets along with those who are basically writers nurturing no special ambitions.
    I also endorse the views expressed by Robert Murray Smith. Thanks a lot.
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  • Rajnish Manga (5/31/2018 3:31:00 AM)

    We thought we would be recognized
    And counted among the real poets
    trading praises.... With other mediocre poets..... //.... I am sure we are sailing in the same boat and enjoying our journey in co-existence. The perception that all are involved in a horse-race or are vying for the top slot is not correct.
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  • Robert Murray Smith (5/31/2018 1:14:00 AM)

    Poetry is not all about ego. It is sufficient to express your thoughts in a poem. Billions have not got that ability. Count yourself lucky. Maybe, if you were collegiate you would enjoy yourself and others. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/31/2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Well, it looks like you've graduated!
    Because This is a great poem
    And you have become what you secretly hoped to be -
    A fine poet
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2018



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