Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 82,328 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

I Told You So - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The ones that can not be reached,
Must be left alone.
When time after time again,
It is noticed no attic light is on.
And there is no linking connection,
Allowed or condoned in that home.

Time is wasted on someone like this.
Especially if excuses are heard,
Being made from them often...
With consistent persistence.
The walls are constructed very thick,
And none of them not at all too thin.

With beliefs what they do is right from the start...
Nothing within them sticks,
Or goes too far.
Whether they are neighbors, relatives or friends...
What they think will always be right...
From the beginning to the end.

You can knock and knock...
Until your nose begins to bleed.
But people like this,
Must be left alone to leave!

It will be your consciousness,
Not theirs to lose...
If you don't take heed.
Accept this.
And let go!

If you don't...
You will never hear from me these words,
I've learned too many lessons about interfering,
When a listening not done...
Has been made to me quite clear!

And when I recognize these people,
I don't walk away from them in a slow cordial strut.
I run.
In fear of losing my peace of mind.
And that I aint giving up.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 4, 2011

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