Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 8,426 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

More of It to Give Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar


What have you done to him?
The me I knew and grew to love.
You penetrated through my thick skin.
And melted my heart.
With an honesty that has no end.

What have you done to him?
The 'I-could-care-less' vision,
Has turned my frown into a widened grin.
And it is sickening to admit this...
But I can get use to it.

What have you done to him?
The me I knew and grew to love.
And now I seem to have more of it to give.
You must have seen in me my need to forgive?
And I saw in you a reason and purpose to do it!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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