Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 9,829 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

I Prefer The Pound - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I remembered being married.
Now I am happily divorced.
I don't recall wishing this bliss.
Or when I preferred pound cake,
Over one called Death by Chocolate.
But I have learned,
Not to touch chocolate
Without backup or guard.
It is hard breaking free of habits that decay.
Even when it's inviting...
Nothing guarantees an addiction,
Will not kill ambition.
Some escape with slight healing bruises!
Others are beaten into the ground!
That's why I prefer the pound,
When it is around and I can taste it!
Nibble and leave...
That's my philosophy I'm feeding me.


Comments about I Prefer The Pound by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Rookie Will Barber (3/7/2007 3:47:00 AM)

    This is full of wisdom - and more than a few hearty laughs. Step away from the chocolate! if you aspire to wisdom. Otherwise, bury your head in a gallon container of double-fudge ice cream. Pain, either way. But the nibbling on the pound cake is - no doubt - the golden mean. Got milk? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 28, 2011


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