Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,369 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Helped To Pack - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

It is said absence makes the heart grow fonder!
Some experience amnesia during these times,
And not only have been found in states of euphoria...
But hoping that the absence produced,
Creates a disappearing act!
And the one who sought to leave...
Never comes back!

Whoever coined that phrase,
About the absence of hearts and lonely days!
Never awakened against a slab of ice.
Or kneed in the groin,
By someone who has no depth going on!
And nothing to share...
But a blank thoughtless stare!
Someone like that...
Is often helped to pack!
Especially after many years,
Of being denied human contact!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 25, 2011

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