Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,163 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Feelings Expected - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

No relationship can be kept strengthened,
Without acceptance to respect.
Or a closeness inviting suspicions,
Of anyone deceiving to be dishonest.
To become the center of attention to get.
The only feelings expected,
Are envy and jealousy.
As pettiness develops to become effective.

So many in relationships,
Make attempts to maneuver...
Someone to find they can undermine.
With beliefs the doing of this,
To convince others what does not exist...
Does because they've spent time creating it.
And a closeness perceived,
Is never supported to be believed or received.

'At least you can 'act' like you care.'

~I agree.
Show me how that is done.~

'Show you?
I can't show you how to feel what isn't there.'

~That's a relief.
Because my acting is terrible.~

Even the ones selected,
To be the favorites of those with this shown...
Have their moments when they disappoint,
To have done or said something not condoned.
And these are the relationships,
So many in them have lost their interest.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 13, 2015

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