Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Living! - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Living!
To not value the experience,
Has caused many to awaken...
To assess and evaluate themselves,
More today than any other time...
What it is they have kept prioritized.

Living!
To do it and take life for granted,
What one receives to expect...
Seems to have returned,
Feelings of worthlessness.
With an unintended emptiness.

Living!
With it done to take steps,
To achieve a selfish success to get...
May have some to have accomplished this.
But acquiring a happiness,
Has left too few confessing it to recognize.

Living!
For all of us blessed with life bestowed,
Comes with it obstacles and tests to pass.
Yet many perceive, unfortunately...
Things to obtain to possess and impress,
Satisfies.

Living!
A life to live without it known to be given,
A peace of mind felt to feel it expressed...
Ultimately is realized is not living.
Or giving to others to have it shown.
And many who wish they had more of life to live,
Sit reminiscing alone...
How time from them has flown.

Living!
To not value the experience,
Has caused many to awaken...
To assess and evaluate themselves,
More today than any other time...
What it is they have kept prioritized.
Other than life to live,
To regard each moment of it as precious.

'If I could turn back time,
I would find another way...
To do and say and without delay,
What it is you mean to me.
But there is no time I can rewind,
To undo what has been done.
And only hope that you know to comprehend,
I wont make that mistake again.
If,
I could turn back time.'

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 26, 2015



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