Shalom Freedman

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To Be Unhappy In Old Age - Poem by Shalom Freedman

To be unhappy in Old Age
Is the easiest thing in the world-
So much goes wrong
So much is lost
So many difficulties with what once taken for granted-
I listen to the promoters of the Third Age
And all its great advantages
And wonder where they are
And whether they understand
They too will be- if they live long enough
Wondering desperately why they are still here
And how what has happened to them
Has happened to them.

Topic(s) of this poem: old age


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018



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