Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

My Eyes Are Fixed Only Upon The Dealer - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I've made comments.
And sometimes read more,
Of your work.
I may or may not give what I read a rate.
I appreciate the giving done.
Because I know what that takes.

But to suggest that I must read,
Your submissions with a rating I don't feel.
Doesn't do the craft any justice at all.
Going through the motions,
To appeal an ego seeking to be massaged.
With a zap to zing a zest,
That produces an invitation to squeal with zeal.
Ugh!
I never was one to seek that kind of praise.
Since my connection began with pure love.
You know?
I'm one of those who do it for the art types!

I've made comments.
And sometimes read more,
Of your work.
I may or may not give what I read a rate.
I appreciate the giving done.
Because I know what that takes.

But I'm not going to foresake what I do for you.
Nothing like that appears in the deck of cards...
God has dealt to me.
And until I leave...
My eyes are fixed only upon The Dealer.
That's it!
This is His game.
Not mine.


Comments about My Eyes Are Fixed Only Upon The Dealer by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Mark Nwagwu (10/17/2009 2:10:00 AM)

    thanks Lawrence for this write - do we suggest that you must read all our works? i imagine you get some requests - such as i will send you after reading this - that you read this or that poem and make your comment. And we leave it at that: if you do, I'm grateful, and if you don't, i may not remember. After all, what you do with your time is entirely up to you.
    We read your write, and some of us rate them; such as this poem, which i rate a 10 mainly because it is addressed as you say, to the 'Dealer', and it is his game. I like this a lot. when we realize all we do is play with the hand dealt out to us, and the Dealer watches as we work in his vineyard. So mine is your first 10. And you may, if you wish, read any of my two poems. And, please, that's not why i read yours, that you may read mine.
    Mark
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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 16, 2009



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