Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 8,398 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Given Time By Another Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar


No one should volunteer their time,
To do willingly and without expectation...
Come to find that those accepting,
Believe it to perceive...
A receiving from someone done to get,
Is done as a favor to disrespect.

'Not only did they show up,
At least two hours late.
They also stated I should not be agitated.
Since they did arrive to accomodate 'my' efforts.'

~Say whaaaat?
No they didn't?
Then what did you do? ~

'I took that as an opportunity,
Not to waste my efforts on them again.'

~Say whaaaat?
No you didn't?
Then what did they do? ~

'I don't know.
But I am sure you will tell them.
That's why I am taking this time,
In the hopes this you will do.'

~Now you know I'm not the one to gossip.
So...
What else happened? ~

Submitted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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