Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

I Traveled To Paris - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I traveled to Paris,
To do my one-man show.
And this was in the year 2000.
Fifteen years ago.
And when I left I felt,
Accepted and loved.
By those who embraced me,
Not because of race.
I felt accepted and embraced.
Since Paris, for me...
Will always be that place,
Where love is not what is wished.
Or a myth that one dreams.
Paris 'is' for me remembered,
A place where one's identity...
Is respected.
And everyone I met...
Greeted me with smiles that beamed.

'How 'poetic'.'

I found that too,
To be true.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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