Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Born to Feel Passion

I have been told
Not to expect others
To feel as passionate
About life as I do!
I thought that strange.
Since those comments
Were from those
Maybe not!
And what I feel,
Is not real to them!
Perhaps for them it lacks appeal?
This life I have,
I am not in doubt...
Nor trying to figure out,
Who's life I have I am living!

Could they be right?
Could they be tossing,
And turning with sleepless nights...

It is my life.
And I thank God,
I was born to feel passion.
And as a bonus,
He added compassion.
Maybe not!
Maybe it is the other way around?
And they are right.
It is my life!
And I am confused...
As to which part of it lived to use?
And how much of it exposed,
I should be living and giving

This life I live that comes to give...
As I live it,
Is unrehearsed!
I did not bother to watch others,
From a safety that is perched!

I should just sit...
To watch others more experienced,
Living it...
In practice to arrange
A more suitable existence...
That protects,
And perfects it!

Submitted: Monday, August 20, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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