Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 22,531 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

How To Do Things 'Their' Way - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Those who age want to stay in place.
Fearing to let go...
To allow the younger people,
A quicker advance and a move forward...
With their prospectives on life.
That brings enlightenment,
To those still holding onto...
Standards and values,
That are speeding with changes...
To broaden insights.

Those who age think they can stay,
With a showing of those younger...
How to do things 'their' way.
Until those aging find themselves convalescing,
In retirement homes where they sit wishing...
For another chance to live a life,
Being as rebellious as possible.
Instead of attempting pretensions,
To appease to old fashion values...
That cause conflicts and ignorant fights.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013

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