Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

My Faith 'Is' My Life - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

An achievement to reach,
To declare successfully accomplished...
Can only truthfully be identified,
By those who have sacrificed their lives...
With a surprise awakening to realize,
If their eyes had been left on achieving success...
Instead of remaining devoted with kept initiative,
None of what has been accomplished...
Would have existed without motivation to give.

'So what was it that you had sacrificed? '

~I don't remember. Honestly, I don't.
When I awaken each day to express my blessings,
I no longer take notice...
To which ones have come to award me,
With a sacrificing done.
When they arrive and come.
I'm too busy being grateful for the gift of life.
Whatever else that has come to be done,
'Others' may perceive I should welcome to announce...
Can only be attributed to my kept faith.
And to do that on a daily basis has become a habit.~

Isn't THAT a sacrifice? '

~My faith?
My faith 'is' my life!
And perhaps I've become addicted to getting that 'hit'.
With everything else I do to get done to go unnoticed.~

Topic(s) of this poem: faith

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 11, 2014

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