Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

A Day Without Poetry


Passes without a line in mind-
A day without Poetry
Is a day almost all of us have
At one time or another-

It is O.K.
It is alright to be without Poetry for a day-

Maybe for some
It is alright always to be without Poetry-

But for others
A day without Poetry
Is a wasted day-

But then again
There are so many days,
Maybe even those who live in and love Poetry
Can manage without it
For a day.

Submitted: Monday, January 21, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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  • Roseann Shawiak (3/10/2014 2:22:00 PM)

    A day without poetry is lost thought with nowhere to settle down.
    I cannot bear it, poems must be written both day and night, with
    no exception. Love your poem, but I for one have to have every
    day with poetry or I am lost forever in torment. Thank you for
    sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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