Lawrence S. Pertillar

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If I Should Stop Trying - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

If I should stop trying...
The value of my sweat and tears
Would diminished
And you wouldn't have a clue
How priceless
This gift of myself I give!
If I should stop trying...
To be better at what I do.
Not only for me,
But also for you too!
I want you to stay proud.
That's why I will not allow you to find me...
Hiding in self doubt,
Shaded by my own shadow!

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  • (10/19/2006 12:47:00 PM)

    lovely.. no donr ever stop trying.. depair can jus be a phase.. if you give up, when that phase ends, you will probably regret giving up! ! lovely thought expressed in a simple way! ! or mayb the other way round! !


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 19, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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