Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 99,807 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Desires Kept - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Subjective objectivity,
Received and reflecting acceptance...
Effective.
Is never a consideration to suspect,
By those protesting benefits they don't get.
And yet,
Perceive they do...
To also be entitled.

'What about me? '
~What have you done to qualify,
A kept belief...
There is something done that others do,
You are deserving of acknowledgement too? ~

Subjective objectivity,
Seldom benefits those...
Without purpose or focus.
Although most expect,
What others get...
Should not leave them ignored,
Or neglected.

With motivation and inspiration,
Desires kept are often met and introduced...
To success that comes unexpected.
And difficult it is to teach,
From podiums and/or pulpits preached...
Those lessons often left unlearned.
When those who come to hear the 'Word',
Leave to understand one thing heard.

The preacher preaches.
The teachers teach.
Yet attention to them given,
Is not their position to demand understanding...
From those pretending,
They comprehend with a listening.

'But...
But, what about me? '

~Have you focused with subjectivity?
Or did you object,
To the message others received? ~

'What...?
There was a message? '

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 10, 2015



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