Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Motivation


For 'what' do I need you?

You are the one who used me to create,
Your vicious lies and alibis...
To deceive and produce an empathy,
From others given and to you they gave.

For what do I 'need' you?

You were the one to successfully spread,
Rumors and gossip to hypocrites you fed.
With you and them defying to deny,
A truth that existed you attempted to hide.

For what do I need 'you'?

Alone I sacrificed to heal from my ills.
With a getting up off my knees,
To shiver emotionally,
In a fever that left me feeling chilled.

For what do 'I' need YOU?

As someone I can depend?
When you have never been dependable.
As someone who has cheered me on?
When everything I owned,
Including my faith I thought was safe...
But doubts creeping in had that almost gone.
Where were you when my pain and anguish,
I suffered was through?
Were you there to care to show me proof?
NO!

So...
For WHAT do I need YOU?
For what?
And tell me the truth!

'Motivation! '

Moti what?
Vation?

'Yes.
I supplied you with motivation.'

Well...
I must admit,
Your lack of actions missed...
Did give me a lot of that,
To achieve my mental and physical fitness.

'Then...
You do need me? '

Not 'now'.
I have the strength of an OX.

'That's a lot of BULL.'

Whatever.
I've got it so leave.

Submitted: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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