Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Step Away To Observe The Process


One will never be able to feel secure,
Or be free to express an identity found...
If one is incapable of breaking away,
From the opinions of others being made.
To then be unafraid if approval or acceptance,
Has not be given to validate one's movements.

To know life,
And its many connected experiences...
Associated with a personal living of it,
One has to face their own obstacles.
Suffer through their own heartaches and pain.
With a healing to be done alone.

Establishing a wisdom rarely is given on loan.
Or purchased at a flea market at a value,
To be found at a price to pay that is cheap.
A valued life to find can not be bargained,
To know what one owns to have defined.
One has to step away to observe the process.

All that other 'stuff' people make up,
As to what they believe someone else should be...
Is a way to prevent independent thinking.

Submitted: Friday, April 19, 2013
Edited: Saturday, April 20, 2013

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