Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Look Before You Leap - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I got so wrapped up and locked into perfection.
Thinking I should be...
Someone other than me.

And then this hit me up 'side my head...
It was something that you said,
That put a mental hurtin' on me to sting!

'You better look,
Before you leap!
Don't you jump into it quick,
To wallow in a pity pit.

Don't just destroy your life,
Over something that's addictive.
Recognize and leave it.
Or a sadness of a life,
You will live.

You better look,
Before you leap!
Don't you jump into it quick,
To wallow in a pity pit.

Don't just destroy your life,
Over something that's addictive.
Recognize and leave it.
Or a sadness of a life,
You will live.'

I got so wrapped up and locked into perfection.
Thinking I should be...
Someone other than me.

And then this hit me up 'side my head...
It was something that you said,
That put a mental hurtin' on me to sting!

'You better look,
Before you leap!
Don't you jump into it quick,
To wallow in a pity pit.

Don't just destroy your life,
Over something that's addictive.
Recognize and leave it.
Or a sadness of a life,
You will live.

You better look,
Before you leap!
Don't you jump into it quick,
To wallow in a pity pit.

Don't just destroy your life,
Over something that's addictive.
Recognize and leave it.
Or a sadness of a life,
You will live.'


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 13, 2009



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