Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Don't Go Thinking You're The Only One


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

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