Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 61,493 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

I Don'T Accept Uninvited Guests - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Choosing to live life as you wish,
Has its limits I am willing to assist.
A probing done into my private business,
May get you to receive one of 'my' wishes...
Gift wrapped with a fist on the end of it.
If I am pushed to produce anger.

And perhaps then it will begin to dawn on you,
I don't accept uninvited guests.
With wishes to appease themselves,
At my expense to be disrespecting to what I protect.
Peaceful I am and ready to offend you or anyone,
To defend my privacy with an unexpected giving...
Done to deliver unannounced.

A novelty to please anyone,
Believing I am to be shown no respect...
Is not my ambition.
To be accepted and approved as 'nice' or liked.
By those who perceive I want that kind of attention.
I will never be accused of being a diplomat...
Or a vote seeking politician.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 30, 2011

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