Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

How Bad Do You Want This? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

How bad do you want this?
And are you willing to sacrifice,
Any and every benefit wished?

How bad do you want this?
And are you willing to sit,
Overwhelmed by critics...
Picking you apart as if you don't exist?

Just how bad do you want this?
Suppose it was revealed behind the scenes,
Sweat streams from those working?
With relentless hours were spent,
Redoing that which was done.
And with no guarantee an attention comes.

Suppose it was revealed behind the scenes,
Abuse is common for everyone.
Would you still be wanting with desire for it?

Just how bad do you want this?
Are you willing to sit through trials and tribulations?
Referred to being considered a misfit...
Stripped and bared?
Would you care?

How bad do you want this?
And are you willing to sit,
Overwhelmed by critics...
Picking you apart as if you don't exist?
Are you willing to crawl,
Until your hands from blisters split?

Then you are more than deserving...
To settle for no more or less than the best.
If what you wish is wanted that bad,
It can be tasted.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 16, 2011


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