poet Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar


'What are you doing? '


'Packing? Where are you going? '

I've decided I have had enough,
And I am getting rid of some stuff
That has got to go!
I woke up this morning
And was determined
To catch all bullshit by surprise!
It is no longer going to lay its eyes on my life!
I have grown tired of having my happiness
Be jeopardized by nonsense...
Self induced fears of being accepted.
Seeking acceptance from those who disrespect.
Neglecting my desires because of someone else's mess!
And I'm not having it anymore!
When that BS wakes up...
It's going to be on the other side of my door!
Two thousand and seven is going to arrive,
Finding me like never before!
Ready to explore the me I've ignored for too long!
Two thousand and six...
Took some hits on my life!
And all the shit associated with it,
I am kicking to the curb!

'Oh! So you're not going anywhere? '

Sssshhh! ...
I want this to be a surprise!
All this baggage is going to be gone,
By sunrise!

Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 31, 2006
Poem Edited: Friday, December 17, 2010

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Comments about 2007 by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Lee Degnan (9/21/2007 10:43:00 PM)

    This has been an awful year for me... can you re-post this as '2008' instead, so I can read it out loud and be off to a better start next year? ? lol Or a raincheck would be ok too...
    Very inspirational, made me contemplate this year so far and what I need to do better for the next.

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  • Diane Violet (1/14/2007 12:46:00 AM)

    Pack quick, ok I missed this one by a few days, ok ok more than a few, but the message is shining clear. Thank you Lawrence..........................Diane

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  • Aldo Kraas (12/31/2006 7:34:00 PM)

    I want to congratulate on this poem
    We are bought the same
    We keep putting things of
    until we get sick and tired of looking at it
    and then we decided to do something
    Because the longer we leave it the longer we will get depress

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  • Francesca Johnson (12/31/2006 7:28:00 AM)

    Mysterious....but thinking about it, we have all had experiences and feelings we would rather do without, during the past year. A good time to make a new start and get rid of the extra baggage we don't need. You're inspirational, Lawrence. I'm looking about me now at what I can get rid of! ! !

    Love, Fran xxx

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