Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 54,200 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Left Out In The Open - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I have so many reasons to boast with pride.
But why should I leave that kind of confidence,
Undenied I know to recognize inside...
Left out in the open to go undefended?
Or show I have been prepared to be criticized?
I knew at the age of 5 my steps were scutinized.
And even I...
With fears to have had many years ago,
Of disclosing my best efforts to better them made...
Find it hard to believe today,
How innovative I was in the creating of my own fears.
More than feeling threatened by expected success.
One doesn't sacrifice one's life doing what they like,
Just for the attention of receiving compliments.
This is my LIFE.
Not a ride I have taken to display ego.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 17, 2016

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