Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,328 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

I Owe You A Depth Of Gratitude - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

They are there to represent 'your' interests.
Your standards.
Your way of life.
Your depiction of normalcy.

And from what I've seen...
Your decision to label me an outcast?
Brings a comfort to my consciousness.
At least I now know,
Those ambitions I had wishing to fit in...
Have been saved by your acknowledgement,
That I didn't.

I owe you a depth of gratitude.

But I will admit,
I did have my doubts for a very long time.
And a not fitting in...
Is today,
The least of my concerns.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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