Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 94,564 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Lessons To Always Remember - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

If I lived my life,
Expecting to be showered...
With awards, attention to get and praise,
My adventurous spirit would be less complicated.
And I would do those things others expected,
Without having those wonderful experiences...
With faith and chances to take.
Or obstacles to face to reminisce them conquered.
If...
I lived my life,
Expecting to be showered...
With awards, attention to get and praise,
My life would not be mine to live.
My life would then become,
An expectation of what others have done.
And what others accomplish to do to pursue,
Is not my reason for the breath I've been blessed...
To breathe, explore with a gratefulness I can not ignore.

I live my life to open doors!
And not to follow behind,
Those with pre-conceived expectations.
There for them and easy to find.
If one door happens to stay closed...
Why should I allow my knuckles to bleed?
To then plead to qualify for entry?
There are still too many doors left,
I have yet to knock on...
With kept dignity and pride kept not to leave,
Behind on anyone's doorstep.
And this I keep kept,
As 'my' lessons to always remember!

Topic(s) of this poem: adventure


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 26, 2014



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