Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

I'Ve Done That Already - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I will never intend to abandon my need,
To be better.
Nor will I sit dismayed,
Wishing for those who throw obstacles...
From me would disappear and go away.
Needless to say,
I've done that already.

And tears to cry?
I've done that already.
Alibis sacrificed with excuses to make?
I've done that already.
Drained from emotions caused by heartache?
I've done that already too!

I will never intend to abandon my need,
To be better.
I've done that already.
Nor will I sit dismayed,
Wishing for those who throw obstacles...
From me would disappear and go away.
I've done that already!

What I haven't done to do,
Isn't going to be wished...
While I sit to await,
For an approval with disappointment...
I could not bear to fake a straight face.
I've done that already too!

Only to find myself fooled,
By thinking too much...
About the who and the obstacles,
Coming my way to confront my heart to crunch.
And I promised myself...
I'm not doing what others choose,
With a singing of a blues.
I've done that already too!
And I don't need to prove that done,
To anyone.


Comments about I'Ve Done That Already by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (12/1/2011 9:04:00 PM)


    Fantastic stuff! I love the passion and conviction of the message and the determination to never faulter from your beliefs. It evokes great strong will and I like it for that. Its very moving. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 1, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 2, 2011


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