Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 19,282 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Startled - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

People are such mysterious creatures to observe.
When it's believed
Someone seen on a daily basis,
Has no worth they can detect.
That person becomes like them...
Driven by bad luck and circumstance.
They are comfortable with not taking chances.
And 'good luck' is what they express in doubt!
When it is discovered someone seen on a daily basis,
Has, in fact...
Achieved accomplishments,
In front of them and not behind their backs!
They become quite startled that someone like that...
Could care less about the methods used,
Or who determines how success is measured to reflect
One's influence!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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