Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 49,798 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Has It Been Depleted? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

You are upset with me,
Because I have created my own success...
With sacrifice and patience.
In a place you told me I invited my own defeat.

And you have a Master's Degree in Business Finance.
With nothing to show for it,
But foreclosed and repossessed possessions.
Sometimes you don't eat?

And your degree is packed away in storage.
While today you find yourself standing,
In an unemployment line.
Why are you upset with me?
Aren't you following your dreams?
What in your mind are you trying to define?

I can only say I have been blessed.
And kept my faith devoted.
Allowing God to do the rest!
And did not try to impress.
God often addressed this.
Perhaps that is the reason,
I still remain focused.

Why would you be upset with me?
I fell, crawled...
Stood up to clean and pave my path.
And had to endure the laughing of others,
As I passed.
With very few dimes...
To send my clothes to the cleaners.
And I remembered you told me,
You had an expense account for that!
Has it been depleted?

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 22, 2009

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