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.
Comments about this poem (In Time Everyone Forgets by Lawrence S. Pertillar )
People who read Lawrence S. Pertillar also read
Top 500 Poems
The Road Not Taken
If You Forget Me
Still I Rise
Edgar Allan Poe
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
William Ernest Henley