Lawrence S. Pertillar (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)
In Time Everyone Forgets
Take time to notice,
What an attention given to others does.
So many unaccustomed to getting it,
Perceive with a belief it is theirs to stay...
And with a permanence.
People like this can sometimes be obnoxious.
Yet there are those who know how fleeting,
An attention given to them gets.
And with a thankfulness they remain gracious,
Not to fret or become upset...
With an acknowledgement whatever they've done,
In time everyone forgets.
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