Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,869 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

An If Wished - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Tomorrow comes too often,
To one listening to promises unfulfilled.
Today thoughts are delayed,
For decisions that aren't made.
And yesterday takes the blame,
When an IF wished...
Is replayed!

Aborted are actions,
Awaiting satisfactions...
As distractions take centerstage,
For delusions.

Conclusions never come,
To do the right thing that should be done.
Leaving happiness a myth,
For those bewildered...
By opportunities missed sent adrift!

Tomorrow comes too often,
To one listening to promises unfulfilled.
Today thoughts are delayed,
For decisions that aren't made.
And yesterday takes the blame,
When an IF wished...
Is replayed!

Like someone stuck in the pursuit of youth,
Applying denials diminished of truth...
Baiting as they wait,
To marinate in compliments,
Aging as time fades.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 27, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 2, 2011


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