Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 7,385 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Keeping It Kept Unofficial


Keeping it kept unofficial,
To protect a confidence...
Makes no sense when there is pain,
Remaining inside and contained...
By one in need but feels a shame,
Eventually creates heartbreak...
Felt by those knowing too late,
Showing another appreciation...
Is all that it takes to make one who gives,
Come to realize a love...
Few expect one neglected wishes,
To receive sincerely to fulfill a need.
But kept from others to pretend and deceive.
Because officially people await for announcements...
For a need for love to be believed.

Submitted: Saturday, August 16, 2014

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