Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 50,113 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Familiar With The Routine Of It - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

People who inflict pain on others,
Do not feel the intensity of it.
But they are quick to seek
A forgetting in one's forgiveness.
And relying upon that happening...
To ease the guilt of their transgressions.

They have become too familiar with the routine of it.
And the sincerety has long been missing from their eyes!
Why do they wonder in surprise...
That a peace of mind as described,
Has never been their experience?
Nor comes to comfort them in their darkness!
Something that eludes them.
This 'peace' rumored to exist in minds!
They can not pay for it...
Even if they wished!


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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 30, 2008



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