Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Been There - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Been there.
With lips poked out.
Doubting my life
Is anything to shout about!

Been there.
Feeling despair and an emptiness.
With anger prepared to inflict bitterness.
Wanting someone to care...
And declaring I couldn't share!
I've been there...
And I am not having any part of that,
Where I am now.

Those flaws have been removed from denial.
I am no longer thirsting to rehearse pretentions.


Comments about Been There by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (5/20/2016 11:16:00 PM)

    Heartiest congratulations on the Poem of the Day as also for composing such a wonderful thought provoking poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Sanjukta Sahoo (5/20/2016 9:29:00 PM)

    Been there.
    Feeling despair and an emptiness.
    With anger prepared to inflict bitterness.
    Wanting someone to care...
    Nice work. Thanks for the poem.
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  • Elena Sandu (5/20/2016 6:47:00 PM)

    Unconditional love, how beautiful, a most rewarding sight, thank you! (Report)Reply

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  • B.m. Biswas (5/20/2016 3:42:00 AM)

    A nice feelings after a bitter experience....yes we should not go there where we can not go with our body and heart.........you had not been there.....weldone. .congrats as being member poet... (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/20/2016 3:23:00 AM)

    I've been there! ! With the muse of my sweet mind. Nice work. Glad to have your poem as, poem of the day. Mine was read on the 8th of February this year. (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T A (5/20/2016 1:43:00 AM)

    A great introspective search is being made by this poem of Poet Lawrence S Pertillar! (Report)Reply

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  • Jasbir Chatterjee (5/20/2016 1:12:00 AM)

    nice poem. Yes, bitterness from the past must not be allowed to flow into the present and future. Congrats on being poet of the day! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 27, 2011


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