Shalom Freedman

Bronze Star - 2,682 Points (Troy New York)

Calm Is Who I Am Now - Poem by Shalom Freedman

CALM IS WHO I AM NOW

Calm is who I am now
Calm and quiet-
I have done
What I could do-
The rest is repetition-

Slowly slowly
Time is taking me away-
How long I do not know-
How much pain I do not know-
Calm is who I am now -

Quiet quiet
Before the fears return again
And the anxiety over what I have not done-

Calm is who I am now
In these moments at this hour
Four in the morning
A small part of the long day to come.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 21, 2010



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