Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,328 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Frustration Mode - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I am not daring you at all!
I dare myself!
I wish to stretch,
From enclosed boundaries.
Those alone I have set.
You will have your opinions,
Of what you believe...
Should rise to a ceiling,
To achieve my best!
But how can you do this?
When I am still learning.
I am still there yearning...
As a work-in-progress.
I'm not thinking to compete,
In tests to win contests.
I am not daring you at all!
I dare myself!
I am daring to break molds.
Not be burden by limitations,
To satisfy expectations.
I must release from that kind of hold!
What you witness are my attempts...
And a relentless struggle,
With my own frustration mode!

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  • (2/4/2008 8:08:00 PM)

    A realistic assessment of situation in which every one is placed at some time or other! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2008



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