Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 90,093 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Exhausted - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Exhausted.
From the high cost of living,
Charity giving and donated sweat.
Let's you and me,
Set aside some time so we...
Can get busy!

Exhausted!
From daily fears warned,
And people torned
Between what's right and wrong.
Let's you and me,
Cast aside those trivialities.
Getting butt naked...
And doing as we please,
Getting busy!

Exhausted...
From creditors who call,
To arrange bill payments!

The neighbors barking dogs,
And arguments not making sense.

Let's pretend we have none at all,
And get busy after dating for lunch...
Easing these tensions,
With the headboard banging against the wall.
Busy like rabbits and making catcalls.

Are you exhausted,
By those images I recall?
Me too!
And I am so glad you didn't dare me,
Like your eyes were wishing for those days
Like I do!
We both know we're too...
Busy to get naughty,
Like we did before age 40.

When we come to that line we'll cross it.
Next time!
But right now we're both much too exhausted!


Comments about Exhausted by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (3/29/2007 7:40:00 PM)

    Energies wasted on the trivial
    X rated we cannot be
    Haste I dont think I can do it
    Answers are not wanted
    Use what we have to try
    Such a lot to worry about
    Throw it away with the trash
    Emotions are in need of a kick start
    Dont talk now I'm exhausted....

    Alison
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  • (3/29/2007 6:37:00 PM)

    what a tonic! ...love it because I relate...a well observed poem...regards linda. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 29, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 8, 2011


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