Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

The Poem I Wrote After My Life Was Over


Did not know how to end the longing
To begin again-
It did not know how to end the longing
For love and laughter
As love and laughter can only be
In the freedom of the younger days-

The poem I wrote after my life was over
Was a poem about wanting to live again-
And perhaps the poem itself
Was the life
that tried to prove my life was not over yet
When it was.

Submitted: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Edited: Monday, June 24, 2013

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