Lawrence S. Pertillar
Connecticut

Poems

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251.
Trying A Way To Fit In
Every morning that I am blessed to have awakened,
I am in the classroom and prepared to be tested.
And if I didn't regard my life that way,
I'd be struggling with the feeling of failure.
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252.
I Am A Veteran
I am a veteran.
Once a young patriot who had volunteered,
To join the military.
And it was clear a sacrificing of my life,
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253.
Stubborn People Often Weep
Decided by decisions made,
To do what one pleases...
Regardless of what others say.
And having one's way...
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254.
So Unsure! Of Love
I can not trust that love,
You claim you have for me.
There is something incomplete about it.
Something that leaves me,
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255.
Assimilation
Assimilation,
Can devastate to make hate.
Assimilation,
Has no one listening in debate...
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256.
Your Expectations
Once words leave from my mouth to be said,
They are not rehearsed to fit snuggly...
To take into consideration your preferred wishes.
In a way that is expressed to address,
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257.
Growing Up In The Projects
You want to know what it's like,
To grow up in the projects?
Being different and taking risks?
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258.
Through Crooked Teeth
Some will shift their pity,
To replace it with a guilt.
And with their magnified denials,
Will profess innocence.
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259.
The Lollipop Kids
People who live each new day,
To relive a previous day...
And say,
They wish they knew what was going on.
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260.
Why I Prefer To Live Alone
Give me a moment.
I want to find a specific way,
To tell you this.
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