The only poem

This is the only poem
I can read
I am the only one
can write it
I didn’t kill myself
when things went wrong
I didn’t turn
to drugs or teaching
I tried to sleep
but when I couldn’t sleep
I learned to write
I learned to write
what might be read
on nights like this
by one like me

— Leonard Cohen

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2 responses to “The only poem

  1. I may wish you more nights like that if it can produce works such as this. Great piece.

  2. Thanks, but I didn’t write this. Leonard Cohen did.

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