Richard Kalfus


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    Poems by Richard Kalfus

  • Why I Write Poetry

    This poem was read to 100 residents of a retirement village and received a wide emotional response.
    .Another poem on the the theme of the Holocaust was published in the November issue of the Humanities Review Journal of the National Community College Humanities Association (CCHA)

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    • Posted on 12/03/16

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    Why I Write Poetry

    "So I write poetry," so you say
    in a voice both skeptical and distrusting

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  • Loss

    • Published: January 2016

    in Son Death Poems

    It makes no sense,
    not in the normal cycle of life.
    "A child should never in death
    precede the parents," they tell me.


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    I lost my precious son and best friend 11 months ago. I don't know how much longer I can take the pain. It was sudden and a week after his 46th birthday. My only child. I miss your beautiful...

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  • A Lament Of The Aging

    • Published: October 2015

    in Aging Poems

    I am old,
    So I've been told
    By magazines and TV commercials
    Portraying perfect complexions,


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    Continuous degeneration occurs in physical bodies of one and all with age. Realization of the fact that you are not alone in facing such issues helps in tolerating the pain. The mention of...

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