Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 9,049 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Volunteering+reciprocation=(Not) Obligation - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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If you are volunteering your services,
That is exactly what that means.
Your services are consciously volunteered.

IF you are volunteering with accompanied expectations...
You set yourself up for disappointment.
And those who do this are not empathized at all.

Very few are dedicated to reciprocation.
Since to do so is not an obligation.
And some folks select to enforce a connection,
Between these disconnections.
Volunteering+Reciprocation=(no t) Obligation.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 20, 2009



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