Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

The Poems Came To Me At Times Easily


I sang and laughed with them
They were the joy of my inner life
I had no more happier times
Than when I was writing them-

Writing this one now
I think too of all the grief and sadness
That have gone into them
And will never be wholly written.

The writing of poems is a joy of life
Small or great as it is
It makes those of us
Who believe they are writing them
Breathe better.

Submitted: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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  • Amanda Laurent (5/23/2013 9:54:00 PM)

    I wholeheartedly agree, writing poetry does make me breathe better every time, happy or sad. Great reflection! (Report) Reply

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