Lawrence S. Pertillar

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Finding Words To Define Regret - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Be not me,
When I'm with you?
Is that what you're saying,
You see me do?

But not me,
Is that one who is...
Doing the best to collect regrets,
With an attitude that's negative.

We do and we don't,
And most times it's ignored.
We can be under one roof...
Yet behind separate doors.

I am he
You once adored.
The one committed
To adventure
We said we'd explore?

We're on different shores...
Together.

Be not 'me',
When I'm with you?
Is that what you're saying,
You see me do?

But not me,
Is that one who is...
Doing the best to collect regrets,
With an attitude that's negative.

Only you helped me decide...
That part of me you took for granted,
Had to heal and mend when my eyes opened.
I was happy when that happened.
I wanted us both to see the same sunset...
Holding hand and hand facing the horizon.

But not me,
Is that one who is...
Doing the best to collect regrets,
With an attitude that's negative.

Sometimes that would be both of us...
Disgusted together.

But I'm not about that anymore,
Anytime soon!
Be not me! ?
The ME
When I'm with you?
Is that what you're saying,
You see me do?

We do and we don't,
And most times it's ignored.
We can be under one roof...
Yet behind separate doors..
Disgusted and distrusting both of us,
Together.
Reminiscing the worse,
Of one once adored.

This is not love,
Baiting a mating match...
At all.
And yet time we waste,
Finding words to define regret!

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Comments about Finding Words To Define Regret by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (4/1/2007 2:54:00 AM)


    Now Lawrence i am sure so many here and for that matter all over can absolutely relate to this dilema of life. For hav'nt we all been there, perhaps, at least once? Most especially we baby boomers, who have seen it all, done it all...in the all perpetual search for happiness? Yes negative has been a visitor in my home as well. I chase it out. This by the way was a brillant piece as it made me think about my life.
    Frustration in love or in unlove can be a B--!
    Great write, Theo
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 9, 2011


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