Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,834 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

From 'scratch' - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Let's begin,
From 'scratch' again.
To salvage and get back that attraction,
Before we began an adding onto 'zero'...
With a duplicating of complications.
And mutliplying dissatisfactions.
Subtracting all the happiness from our lives.

Let's begin with starting over again,
To admitting our mistakes made...
And not to ignore with attempts to explore,
New excuses to use to replace or forget them.
Or to convince one another,
From our minds they have been erased.

Remember when we use to slowly close doors?
As if every hinge on them we wanted to keep adored.
But we began to slam them to thrown things to the floor.
With a calling each other names to exclaim, 'No More'.
Do you remember when our tempers,
Began to heat into shouts to cuss each other out?
With a doing to refuse to cool our attitudes.
To then purposely not speak or have our eyes meet,
As if we had romance in them still dancing.

Let's end all that and return to enchantment.
Can we make that possible again?
Can we...
Start over from 'scratch'.
When 'zero' had been a factor.
And our attractions matched every satisfaction.
Do you remember when we met and promised,
To express the best of positive thoughts?
Let's abort what has brought us to the edge of divorce.

Let's begin,
From 'scratch' again.
And if we can do that to admit love still exists,
Let's not resist that feeling to believe...
Staying stubborn and childish has its benefits.
Benefits that will leave without love we knew,
We once shared together to receive...
From 'scratch' that kept that attraction attached.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 30, 2015

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