Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,510 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

For The Ease Of It - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Some folks say what they do,
For the ease of it.
That is quicker to produce,
Than it is what they've said they've done.
If the mind isn't there with a physical connection.
Produced by faith that takes blood, sweat and tears.
And a spiritual affinity...
That is closer than any blood one my drip,
From that attachment.
Only then can someone say they do something...
Because it is loved.
The others?
They say what they say at social functions,
To impress.
And it shows from a lack of discipline...
Whenever they do what they do is addressed.
The mediocrity of it is a mess!
There is no work ethic that has been expressed,
Or valued.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 9, 2008



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