Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

It Is Bad Enough Envying The Already Known Writers


IT IS BAD ENOUGH ENVYING THE ALREADY KNOWN WRITERS

It is bad enough envying the already known writers-
But why must there come into the world
New names
So much younger than me?
New names who already are
What I longed to be for years
And probably will never be-

Envy is ugly and shameful
A moral disgrace-
An additional humiliation
To one already humiliated by his failure-

It is also the subject for a Poem
My Pain and my Poem and my Envy
All together romancing each other on this page-

Submitted: Sunday, November 03, 2013
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