Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,700 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Innovations Celebrated - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Innovations celebrated,
Seldom come to be done...
To honor one's ability to tweek.
And/or plagiarize from another,
With claims to make blaming...
That the one who creates relentlessly,
Has not presented anything recently...
Others can criticize without it realized,
Who does the inventing to reveal and leads...
With judgements passed to be heard,
From those taking steps on a path that is followed.
To complain what has been paved to witness,
Is in need of a more enhanced ambiance.

'I hear what you are saying.
But with respect to give,
Your improvements to make...
Will never overshadow those efforts made,
Endeavored to be accomplished...
By the one who pioneers.'

~But we planted the grass, trees and shrubs.~

'And all of that looks great.
Who did the sweating to carve the path? '

~What difference does that make? ~

'The honor we give to who did the task.
And questions ignored,
By someone like you who should not ask.'

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 10, 2015

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