Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 8,426 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Don't Go Thinking You're The Only One Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar


Rumors and lies seem to fly as high as kites,
In the breezes of Spring to untighten Winter jaws thawing...
When someone believed known achieves an unexpected notoriety.
And quick are those to dismiss the accomplishment,
As if it had been collectively perceived the attention received...
Had little to do with one's persistence, devotion or ability.

And the one discredited is often accused as being negligent,
For not being accessible to be further abused...
By the ones unprepared to express their appreciation.
But arrive they do are the few to belittle the one who sacrifices,
With a belief that to disrespect a success one gets AND deserves...
Is a way to ensure some acknowlegement for their ignorance is given.

'I've heard what you've done.
Don't go thinking you're the only one.
There are others just as talented as you.
In fact...
I know of those who are better.'

~That's great.
And if they should manage to get recognized,
For doing a job well done IF and WHEN that should happen...
They will have my deepest sympathies.
Because easy it aint a thing to do to achieve,
When people seek like leeches to defeat others.
Especially themselves in some places where faces can deceive.~

'Such a negative comment to make! '

~Feel free to quote me when you fly your kite.~

Submitted: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Edited: Friday, December 20, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Don't Go Thinking You're The Only One by Lawrence S. Pertillar )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Raw With Love, Charles Bukowski
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Warning, Jenny Joseph
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
[Hata Bildir]