Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 54,673 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Don'T Shout When You Wipe Out - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

To those misguided,
And surfing to ride...
On the crest of waves,
Behind those who champion...
The act as a challenge,
And not a followed task.
Don't shout when you wipe out!
Screaming for the attention you seek.

If the water is too deep...
And you wish to touch the sand,
By using your own abilities.
It will be your own feet,
Upon which you will eventually stand...
To explain why you surf,
When you are not yet deserving...
To qualify yourself as a champion!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 8, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011

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