Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,367 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Leaving A Lofty Place - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

No pedestal should be loved so great,
To satiate a promising of a permanence determined.

Appreciating an arrivial done,
To acknowledge one day an end will come...
With a feeling of an accomplishment,
That came to one as a surprise.
Although leaving a lofty place to be replaced,
Can bring tears to eyes...
To those who try to fly even higher.

No pedestal should be loved so great,
To satiate a promising of a permanence determined.
Although leaving a lofty place to be replaced,
Can bring tears to eyes...
To those who try to fly even higher.

'Who do we have here? '

~We had to put a strait jacket on this one.
They believed that using the superglue,
Would keep them sitting on top forever.~

'Oh well...
Some are more graceful than others,
Upon their departures.
Don't you think the strait jacket is a bit severe? '

~It took hours to pry this one loose for the pedestal.
We didn't want to take any chances,
Of having a suicide on our hands.~

'Geeessshh.
Let's hope the next one is more gracious.
Is the raffle set to pick another one? '

~Yep.
We're ready when you are.~

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2012



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