Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

How Much Life Does Anyone Have Left?


HOW MUCH LIFE DOES ANYONE HAVE LEFT?

How much life does anyone have left?
Can we know?

Life is difficult Life is strange
Life is Impossible Life is unpredictable
Life is shadows and depths
Life is what we do not understand
Life is what we love so much-

Can we know ordinarily how much we have left?
Does it matter?

We live no matter what
For as long as we live
And then we don’t live-

I do not know how much time I have left
I assume it is going to go on
I do not know
I wonder
I do not understand-

How much Life do we have left?
How much Life do I have left?

Let me go out into the morning light,
And, please God, forget about all this.

Submitted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, November 07, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (How Much Life Does Anyone Have Left? by Shalom Freedman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Desire, Rex mayor Ubini
  2. Hey, My Name Is... (Oh, The Style of Int.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. Endless Songs, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. pear tree, lee fones
  5. FRIENDSHIP DAY, DIVYANSH SHRIVASTAVA
  6. Turned by a wave, Mark Heathcote
  7. I Am A Robot, You Are A Robot And We Two.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. 42, Angela Khristin Brown
  9. Heebie-jeebie, lee fones
  10. Street Urchin, Babatunde Aremu

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson

239

"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!
The Apple on the Tree—
Provided it do hopeless—hang—
That—"Heaven" is—to Me!

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet John Burroughs

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]