Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 16,690 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Left To Be Kept Undisclosed - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

To do with a doing with intent to preserve...
That which has been done by those who chose,
Obstacles to overcome.
For purposes to acknowledge a growth...
Unknown by the ones who should excell.
And not be discouraged in limitations to dwell.
Or assume an acceptance of this,
Is a pre-requisite required for one seeking nourishment.

This should be a practice each generation accepts.
But so much is left to be kept undisclosed,
For reasons to keep a truth hidden and unexposed.
To leave budding minds to wither,
On vines dismissed.
While the fruit from them eventually rots.
With a harvesting of mediocrity further drops,
To provide no one a benefit until a wish for this stops.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013


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