We Were Not Wanted

Poem By Shalom Freedman


We were not wanted
All our work
All those years.

You complained endlessly out loud
And I in silence to the page
But no one wanted us.

And we like most
Who strive to ‘create’ or ‘to give’ or ‘to contribute’
Had to eat our hearts out
Each other’s hearts out
In Loneliness, Frustration, and Failure.

We were not wanted-
We are not wanted-
We most likely
Never will be wanted.

We have done what we have done
We do what we can do
We are what we are.

God chooses.

And if we are the Many never called
Silence will roll over our pain forever.

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