Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

A Better Quality Of Life - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Why should I desire to have better credit?
When a better quality of life,
Is all I wish and need.

Are those who have a better credit rating,
Living lives that are troublesome free?
Few I see walking.
Or exercising their right,
To feel healthier and bright.
Most with a better credit rating,
Than the one I possess...
Seem to be stressed and obsessed with regrets.

Why can't they whip out a piece of plastic,
Or be 'loaned' out of their mess?
Isn't that what having good credit means.
An ability to temporarily be free of duress.

That sounds so inviting.
To live for the creditors to hound and bite.
Hmmm...
I think not.
Not on my drug free watch!

When I challenged myself to look away from 'things'.
There were those who believed I had lost my mind.
Literally!
Since I did not chase behind,
Luxury items.
Marketed to confine.
I chose to leave that kind of life behind.

When I challenged myself to look away from 'things'.
Only the necessities,
Brought me more happiness it seems.

'And you say I can get two of these for a dollar?
Can I get three for twenty five cents more?
Why are you staring at me? '

I spend what I can,
On what I can afford.
And after doing that...
I may be broke but far from bored.

Exploring those things like nature walks,
Or riding daily on a bus.
I admit in the beginning...
A few choice words I openly cussed.
And that action began my release.

'I's free.
I's free.
I's be free like morning glory.
Well...
Not entirely.
I still pay basic bills.'

Stripped from impressions I see others attempt.
With a clear mind unaddicted...
These observations now to me make less sense.

I spend what I can,
On what I can afford.
And after doing that...
I may be broke but far from bored.

Life unattached to crap,
Can be quite exciting!
Although social invitations are few,
And far between.
But having peace of mind that is recognized...
Is more fulfilling than being in and around those scenes.
And that's a given.

Why should I desire to have better credit?
When a better quality of life,
Is all I wish and need.

I is free from pretentious living.
Uh-uh.
Yessuh!

Are those who have a better credit rating,
Living lives that are troublesome free?
If they are,
I don't see it!


Comments about A Better Quality Of Life by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Analogous To Tower 7: Ameaning (2/4/2010 10:25:00 AM)


    A very philosophical poem. If I were to compare it to another writer, without hesitation it would be, Henry Thoreau. Great work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 4, 2010



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