Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,184 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Due For Much Success - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I had not decided to become impressive.
Anyone who knows me...
Knows that's the last thing,
I wish to address.

I don't think anyone begins with that in mind.
One who lives to do their best...
Isn't obsessed by impressions left.
Or have concerns with what they should do next.

When I hear that I've impressed...
By doing something I enjoy.
I wonder to myself,
What is it I've employed?

I know I've been considered 'different'
In an environment where folks are conformed.
I have never felt restricted by conditions like that!
Perhaps that is why I've been considered out of the 'norm'.

I've always been encouraged to express myself.
And not to follow on a path...
Laid down by someone else.
I was taught to listen to comprehend.
And to leave my mind open,
For a thinking process to begin!

I had not decided to become impressive.
Anyone who knows me...
Knows that's the last thing,
I wish to address.
However...
I am willing to bet it is holding myself accountable.
And acknowledging my mistakes...
That so many are afraid to say they make!

And if that impresses...
I am due for much success!


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 23, 2008



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