Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar Poems

$10 a gallon?
For what?

'Does that really matter now?

Now sold at what?
Five dollars a barrel?
This is an immediate sign,

Somehow the meaninglessness...
Many describe as senseless,
Has a meaningfulness...
In a useful kind of way.

A broken heart within me knows,
What loneliness is...
When it is left to linger,
And slowly grows to wither in wishes!

Which liars deny,
They did or did not tell...
The bigger lie.
Or acknowledge any used,

It's the 28th of April,
And the 29th comes soon.
The 27th was a Friday that passed,
In a year that speeds...

Blessed are those,
Who awaken with insight!
Those who have been shakened,
From a need to maintain...

Glamour and the price of fame...
May produce a name.
Bright among rhinestoned stars.
In shallow glistening galaxies.

Fated to be in a togetherness...
No one comprehends but them.

The fate of fatal lovers,

We are pleased you have chosen to run again,
For public office.
There are a 'few' who donated to your campaign efforts,

...and 'now' I lay me down to sleep.
Before on more nerves of readers I keep.
And when I arise after getting some 'shut eye'...
I 'may' seek to annoy others with my point of view.


As my 62nd birthday approaches...
I will again be celebrating my 31st.
With familiar gratitude.
And with God's hopeful blessing.

We've both made choices.
Not once did I question
Those you made.
I never compared your way of life...


It doesn't seem like it...
But I'll be 60 soon!
Sixty years
Of some heartbreak,

As we move further away,
From the year two thousand and eight.
As is the custom to celebrate it.
There will be more who will come,

Is it getting clearer...
For those who fear to be themselves.
They who have entertained disrespect,
To the point where none is left.


Two thousand and nine?

There are many poems I've written,
That have not been read or 'rated'.
I can understand,
How some may find that a need...


'What are you doing? '



As two thousand and eight
Approaches us.
More will find time to fuss and cuss.
But this coming year

Lawrence S. Pertillar Biography

Performance Bio/Resume LAWRENCE S.PERTILLAR ============================================ Email: POET, ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, PERFORMING ARTIST POET: Named “One of America’s Most Distinguished Poets” by The International Society of Poets PERFORMANCE ARTIST: One man presentation of MindPrints from Untouched Places Dir by: Maxine Kern-New York City performed locally at the Hartford Academy Performing Arts, Buttonwood Tree Theater, Middletown, CT… Hartford Downtown Council First Thursdays , McDonalds Restaurants Downtown Htfd Location , WWUH-FM Radio, Municipal Café Downtown Htfd and Club Culturel Franco-Americain, Paris, France March 15th,16th 2000 …Sponsor-Catherine Aubon,78 Rue Dutot,75015 Paris, Sept 05 Transformation: Eclectic Fall Out..The Nuyorican Poets'Café..NYC Dir/prdr w/Christine'Nandi'Smith-Sankofa Arts Consortium, Htfd, Ct. founder/dir PLAYWRIGHT: The Sons of Snick Snickeeta Reading directed by Pat White-The Frank Silvera’s Writer’s Workshop-NYC. The Leonard Melvin Show, performed at the Network in Springfield, Massachusetts…produced by L.S. Pertillar and Ingrid Askew Johannesburg, South Africa …dir: Askew/Pertillar, The Music That Plays Grtr HTFD Cmty Col. now C.C.C. Htfd, CT 'Halia' co-writer, prod. Capital Cmty College, Tunxis Cmty Coll and The West Indian Social Club-Htfd, Transformation World premiere -Christ Church Cathedral, Htfd, CT. Dir. Frances Sharp ACTOR: Starlight Theater Kansas CTY, MO Summer Stock, Hartford Stage Company various roles Incl.original member of Hartford Stage Company’s Children’s Theater-Paul Weidner, Dir., San Antonio’s Little Theater, Alamo City Theater, San Antonio, Texas…Fort Sam Houston’s Dinner Theater, Carver Cultural Center production of George Wolfe’s Backalley Tales San Antonio, Texas… Dir/prod: George C. Wolfe, Helen Hayes Theater AKA Little Theater-Ray Aranah's 'My Sister, My sister' The Nuyorican Poets Café-Ishmeal Reed’s Mother Hubbard, New York City…dir: Rome Neal…Garde Arts Center-A Little Death, New London, CT Written by Michael Bradford, Director: Milt Angelopoulos, Hygienic Arts Theater-Willy's Cut and Shine Sylvester-Reading New London, Ct.Dir by Playwright Michael Bradford, Fathers and Sons Benard-Reading Hygienic Arts Theater, New London, CT-playwright: Michael Bradford. Dir: Daniella Topol. Composer: Taylor Ho Bynum FOUNDER: The Lawrence Pertillar Drama Society…Capital Community College, Hartford, CT CO-FOUNDER/VICE PRESIDENT: The United Minds For Peace Society CHIEF UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE/BOARD of DIR: The Enchanting Verses International FILM: Several PSA's and Industrial films UCONN Health Ctr, Farmington, CT YouTube..HAPPY HOUR, a Short Film By Brendan T. Deneen Wrtr, Prdr, Dir 'A Contemplation of Trees' Dir. Douglas Williams/Stone Wall Films...Ex.prdcr/writer Michael Bradford. COLLABORATION: With M'Goo, a Manchester, England based band that fuses holographic visual art and live music with poetry. Will be filming my work entitled, Wrap Your Arms Around A New Beginning, August 17th. Available Sept 1st,2015." Thank you, Mike" HONORS: Cited by the U. S. Senate for “poetic accomplishments and writing achievements” drafted By Vice-Presidential Candidate and US Senator Joseph I. Lieberman-Ct. Artist Seminar: Uconn-Stamford branch...Sponsor-Maryland Grier-Community Research, Hartford 'Invited by Arts organization to speak to other artists about performing/work/creating' Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYC Plays/referenced-Frank Silvera's Writers' Workshop, Awarded 'Poet Fellow' of Noble House Publishers, London, England October 2006 MILITARY FIRST: Trained at Amarillo Air Station, Texas 1965/'66 and assigned to Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base Belton, Missouri in Quality Control/Inventory Unit to use one of country's first active computers... Univac 1050 II. Duties: Implement Inventory Management Supply and train incoming Airmen on input/output data required. INTERESTS: Business organization, Singing, Writing, yoga, performing arts var discpl Composing, Music, Singing, AGAIN! I enjoy a 'A good conversation with someone who knows what a good conversation is! Silence is always welcomed! EDUCATION: Hartford Public Schools, Capital Community College, USAF military , University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut campus, various Customer Service Training Seminars conducted by Southwestern Bell Corporation & SNET as an employee of both divisions, Travelers Insurance Companies Special Accounts Marketing and Xerox Corporation Sales and Marketing , WYBC Yale Broadcasting Co. Internship: News broadcasting, feature writing and reporting-Newscaster/Radio personality Michele Turner, Instructor 'The approach used to produce my creativity is from a business point of view. I am not one to take for granted my blessings! Or the people that constantly inspire this aspect of my life to achieve and excell with these 'gifts' that identifies 'who' it is I am! ')

The Best Poem Of Lawrence S. Pertillar

$10 A Gallon?

$10 a gallon?
For what?

'Does that really matter now?
When it approached
One dollar per gallon...
You should have voiced your concern then!
Not when your pockets have gotten thin.
And deepened to hold more lint!
You want to make cents?
Put these sunglasses on.
Grab a twig from a bush...
And get to begging!
You might gain some sympathy,
From someone who recognizes you are in disguise.
And they are in the mood,
To share with you their good attitude.
IF they have some of 'that' left! '

Lawrence S. Pertillar Comments

Justin Reamer 17 May 2012

Lawrence is a great poet. He knows how to make his poetry flow with good rhythm and rime, while at the same time he knows how to depict his message through his tone of voice. He is probably one of the great modern poets of all time.

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Wahab Abdul 06 May 2012

He is one of the greatest poems among the moderns, he is one of my favorites, he is innovative and leader of our time in the field of poetry.

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Patricia Grantham 24 June 2013

Lawrence is a very good Poet. He uses his words wisely and with distinction. I am very honored to be a part of of his poetry fellowship. In plain old fashioned words he does not Beat around the bush in his usage of the English language. Thanks to you honorable poet.

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Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 19 February 2012

As Lawrence does not write like me, I like to read his poem. His poems do not have any attachment and it looks very strange to me. A Good poet.

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Rachel Dowd 04 December 2012

He reminds me of my beloved Grandpa His name was Lawrence too

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Prabir Gayen 26 July 2020

A great and very talented poet.....God bless you dear friend...///

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Kumarmani Mahakul 23 December 2018

On behalf of all fellow poets in Poem Hunter Family and our Mahakul family we offer a title of honour to poet Lawrence S. Pertillar born in February,1947 in Connecticut, USA as, 'Sumptuous Reality.' This title is offered to him due to his long-time and continuous perseverance and contribution to the world literature. From today onward he will be known as, 'Sumptuous Reality Lawrence S. Pertillar.' We hope all poets, visitors and people will like this.

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Tan Pratonix 25 October 2017

I can say Lawrence is a good man. He encourages good poets. Hope he shoots down the bad ones. He writes very well. Great command of the English language (sadly murdered by the Ninjuns today on PH) . Lots of wit and wisdom in his poetry. I hope his poems have been published.17,874 poems is staggering! Lawrence, are you a poem-machine? ? ? ? I truly hope you've reached success on the Poetry Front. I couldn't find you on FB. But you must be somewhere. Keep up the good work!

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Marco Antonio Solano 05 June 2015

I've read a few of your poems selected at random, and I find them to be powerful, yet very well thought out. But over all, what impresess me the most, is your consistency and dedication. It is a pleasure reading your works. Greetings

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Elliott Rosenberg 15 May 2015

Hi lawrence. Your words are moving. They take semantics to exponential contexture.. Your poem Baffled is just. Please feel free to shed light on my poem Baffled as well. Nowvwe are two pioneers baffling esoteric linguistics.. With kindness elliott rosenberg

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Lawrence S. Pertillar Quotes

First qualify you can identify, What the lesson is to be taught. If a position of wisdom is to be taken. And before claiming a success to get, Can be achieved... Without sleeping to know, The meaning of failure. Or awakening to never again, Experience another nightmare. First qualify you can identify fear, To have it believed your doing of it... Has been conquered with it done successfully.

Persistence! No one is given. Nor is incentive. Motivation with desire to excell. Whatever is wished to want to get, Involves the effort to endeavor it. And dreams to fulfill, Comes to those willing to sacrifice... Time remaining disciplined.

Do the best you can. And feel good about the doing of it. Making that feeling felt to know, Only you can feel it better. Without anyone to recommend, Or suggest how that is done.

If it isn't, it wasn't. Yet it could be done to do! Leaving no one to debate, Or feel it necessary to argue... Over possibilities. And the reality of them, Accomplished. Without delusion to present it. Or fiction created, To involve with it to start! There is nothing like effort. With it to endeavor. That seems to close mouths, Open to exaggerations... To embellish. And visions to have them, Exclusively. No one else's believes or sees!

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