Lawrence S. Pertillar

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Exceptions Revealed - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Some perceive a success to achieve and get,
Depends upon who lets it become acquired.
As if a rating to place against others,
Will heat a competition that feeds its quality.
Only the ones with this perception,
Create their own deceptions.
With a success determined by this process,
Thought to be a request,
For their impressions to bestow.
With it granted as acceptable.

However...
There will always be exceptions revealed.

One who has achieved success to get,
With it done to feel and this feeling felt...
Knows with faith what it took to make,
A taking of each step to execute and correct...
Mistakes that were made before anyone knew,
Who did the sacrificing with belief kept to keep...
That success to see to be earned with tears and sweat.
Without needing to seek others left to leave impressed.

Since...
Success from someone else is not given to be done.
With a bestowing of it known to 'everyone'.
Success one gets is a process that is earned.
With a yearning seldom to another shown.
Often this process is discovered by others,
Unaware until they learn of it.
Long after one's success has been in progress.

Always there will be,
Exceptions revealed.
Making themselves known.

Topic(s) of this poem: reality


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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2015



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