Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

How Many Years Has It Been Now? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

So right you are.
When you say to me,
I don't know you.

How many years has it been now?

Everything you do,
Competes with the wind.
And I am not looking,
To begin questioning a habit...
I should not let begin.
This should have ended,
The moment it began!

So right you are.
When you say to me,
I don't know you.

How many years has it been now?

I wish you had been a cigarette...
And said that when I became first introduced.
I wouldn't be smoking now.
And of course,
I would not have had anything to do with you.

Neither one of you would have existed...
To get me to believe,
There was something in it for me...
Other than a habit that addicts I can no longer explain!

How many years has it been now?

'Too many! '


Comments about How Many Years Has It Been Now? by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Elena Sandu (5/11/2011 6:33:00 PM)


    Maybe, we are supposed to be in search, maybe very different people are put toghether for this reason, to look for differences understand them and forgive. Maybe that is what is supposed to make us human aware of others..If we would've been perfectly happy with one we had then we would retreat in the deepest cave and love to death.
    Good poem, I love its honesty and I feel the pain.Thank you for share,10
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  • (5/11/2011 6:32:00 PM)


    Some people you just can't give up on!

    I like it.

    Tai
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 11, 2011


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