Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 63,056 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Comes As Soothing As Good News - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

As I age in times ageless,
With those afraid to leave their youth!
I find myself discovering a wealth,
Of understanding I am handed and pursue.
And the magic of this...
Is not so much that I have aged.
It seems that I
No longer deny
My triumphs or those delays!
With a patience that has grown,
To unmask and live my life...
I find that I am the first to admit wrong,
And not to insist that I can be happily right!
Taking my time to make up my mind,
Has left a satisfaction I alone approve.
Knowing that I still try to do my best...
And doing what I damn well choose!
Realizing I am through making excuses,
For me comes as soothing as good news!


Comments about Comes As Soothing As Good News by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (7/20/2007 8:34:00 AM)


    This is wonderful Lawrence. The phontec rhymes and their placements shows that you have a great ear. I love the theme of this but also the way that the poem is executed. The language is straight-forward, but is skillfully aplied.

    This would sound brilliant read alound.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 19, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011


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