poet Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar

Being Direct

I don't know if it was aging,
Or its process...
That increased my desire,
To ensure a peace of mind I found...
Stayed in place.
Or if it began creating itself,
Over time.
And I sought ways to prioritize,
Its importance.

But I will admit this,
The finding of it found...
Has today with me lived to exist.
And being direct is an added bonus,
That allows me to use my age...
To guarantee any nonsense from me stays away.

And this I have noticed...
Without one word from me to say,
I can raise just 'one' eyebrow...
To get my point across.
Either with a frown or a smile,
It does not seem to matter.

Only those who have experienced this,
Can appreciate the value and the benefits...
Of aging with a peace of mind.
And being direct to protect what one has,
To classify it as valued...
Seems to get more respect when one has clearly aged.

There are some exceptions!
Those who do not seem to age gracefully,
Do appear to attract and nag with exurberance.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Poem Edited: Thursday, August 11, 2011

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