Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 10,600 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Two Thumbs Up And No Head Bowed - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

One deceived and betrayed on a daily basis,
Is not likely to forget...
Those who participated in the doing of it.
Since a dawning that comes,
Eventually has its way of delivering experiences.
And the one enlightened ultimately benefits.

Although grateful is that one,
To know those exposed with their deceptions done...
Need not to live a life,
Suspecting who is or is not being forthright...
As those once trusted should not only be forgiven,
But forgotten as well.

'You are not bitter or angry? '

~I use to be 'seething' with anger.
But my creditors helped me,
Put my life in perspective.
With my need to emphasize my priorities.~

'How has that been working out? '

~There is nothing like being mentally enriched,
By those who are willing to keep my lights and gas on.
Or my cable from not being turned off,
If I with them can agree when I can make my payments.~

'So you are saying...
The reality of your life is much more important? '

~Two thumbs up and no head bowed.
Reality to face everyday is an eye opener.
When lessons are taught to learn,
They just don't get up and go away.~


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014



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