Lawrence S. Pertillar
Either Way - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar
I am dedicated to producing,
The best work I can.
And excuses to make not to do this,
To leave mediocrity for someone else...
With a belief what I've done,
Represents my interest I approve...
To be left accepted,
Will only expose how I feel about myself.
And to do that to be expected,
Is not the reason I make every attempt,
To silence critics prepared to diminish...
My efforts to endeavor as nonsense.
I find myself more motivated,
Whatever the comments of me are being made.
Ridiculous with intention or not.
No one really knows,
What your best of an effort to make is? '
You are right.
Since 'my' interpretation of medicority,
May leave them with belief...
I have produced my best endeavor,
That seeks their critique.
I like that.
'But in all fairness,
What are your feelings about mediocrity? '
They will remain unchanged.
Boring is a life lived without a bit of controversy.
And controversy is what critics enjoy.
Am I not correct?
'How can you say this to know that? '
I have been dedicated to listening.
With a developed comprehension....
That has assisted my efforts to endeavor,
My understanding of what mediocrity is,
For many years.
But never have I been gifted with such clarity.
'By who? '
Didn't you hear me thank you,
For your assessment?
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