Lawrence S. Pertillar

Veteran Poet - 4,591 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Low Performances

Those who had condoned low performances,
To accept them not to effect...
A future that comes and lies ahead.
Awaken to expect higher performances.
Performances they sat back to neglect but wished,
Overnight those low performances from them would leave.
And concepts that fed ignorance and jealousy,
Would disappear from their minds permanently.

'Rushing to catch up to changes already made,
To acknowledge what it takes to obtain success...
Requires first a thorough self-examination.
And that step many have yet to approach.
Flaws and blemishes to not accept,
Can affect those steps one takes towards success.'

~What on Earth has that got to do,
With improving one's low performance? ~

'Anyone desiring to achieve success,
Has to be confident enough...
To listen to others and be open to receive critique.'

~And suppose it is negative?
Suppose those who do critique,
Do it purposely to criticize? What then? ~

'Seek more of it.
The ones who should worry,
Are those who do 'anything' done and it is approved.
And people like that expressing little or no attention,
Have no interest in what it is you do.
Trust your instincts and eventually success will be yours.'

~That sounds crazy.~

'Only to those who accept staying lazy.
And associating with those who defend and agree with them.
Seek those mentors prepared to hurt your feelings.
They are not interested in low performances kept.
And those who do are low performers too.
Stay away from them.'

Submitted: Monday, July 28, 2014

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