Shalom Freedman

Veteran Poet - 1,725 Points (Troy New York)

I Missed Film Immortality


I MISSED FILM IMMORTALITY

I can be envious of those
Who will be immortal on film
In a way I will never be
And might have been-

No one will ever see and remember me
As I walked and talked and moved
Through the years of my life-

There will be no hours or even minutes
Of how I actually was in life
No sample to help the few who really care
More vividly remember me-

No home movie or small performance
Posted on YouTube
Nothing-

I all my life
Gave my life
To making myself live
Through words-

But words on a page
Are only part of what a person is-

Film can give a truer impression
Of the whole person-
And I who strove to do a rare and unique thing
Missed something
Almost anybody could with a little money do
Be filmed living as they are
For their own family posterity-

Submitted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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