Lawrence S. Pertillar

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I Can Afford To Be Patient - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I can wait.
I can afford to be patient.
There is nothing left for me to prove,
To myself or others...
With a doing done that has been consistent.
And observing those upset,
Who insisted for many years...
I wasted blessed gifts to me that were given.
To sit and procrastinate.
With time too late to chase unfulfilled dreams.

I can wait.
I can afford to be patient.
There is nothing left for me to prove,
To myself or others...
With a doing done that has been consistent.
I can wait and be humored by those still hesitating,
To tolerate excuses made...
By others chasing dreams they fake.
When no dream I've ever had has escaped,
From my vision to see realized.

I can afford to be patient.
And I can wait.
Since other dreams I am creating to appreciate,
Are in development to make their presence felt.


Comments about I Can Afford To Be Patient by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (6/14/2013 12:32:00 PM)


    This poem is fantastic. I think it is so well written. If you see the two poems I wrote, please leave a comment :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, June 14, 2013


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