Lawrence S. Pertillar

Veteran Poet - 3,471 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Not As Easy As I Make It Look


If I have stated,
Without wavering from it!
That I...
With a consciousness given.
And with a mind I approve,
Am...
Me.

With a doing of me and no one else.
To the best of my ability.

Then why is it,
Those with their own insecurities...
Feel it is 'their' duty,
To convince me with their indignities...
That they are the ones,
I should try to understand! ?
With an attention given done.
Why?

I've got enough on my plate,
Creating my own innovative conversations.

And...
Answering some of those questions I ask myself,
Is not as easy as I make it look.

They have no idea,
Of the challenges and expectations,
I have set for myself to accept.
And the time I have given to this...
Can be mentally draining.
And physically exhausting.
Especially when I have those days,
I am fighting myself just to shut up and be quiet.

Not too many know how difficult a task that is!

Submitted: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Not As Easy As I Make It Look by Lawrence S. Pertillar )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A Universal Muse, Saiom Shriver
  2. Explanation needed, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  3. cliché, xxx xxx
  4. The Author To His Disconsolate Brother, Richard Brathwait
  5. God Visible In His Works, William Alexander
  6. An Invocation, William Alexander
  7. Aan Elegie On Dr. Ravis, Bishop of London, Richard Corbet
  8. Complaining Of His Want Of Friends, Edward Hake
  9. No Gold No Goodnesse, Edward Hake
  10. Priyo keu nei, Golam Rashid

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,
Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me save
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Unity is Strength, S.D. TIWARI
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  10. Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]