Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Naïve About Life - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Respect given,
With it a shown humility...
Should never be interpreted,
By anyone receiving it...
As a doing of this done,
Coming from one inexperienced.
Or naïve about life.
To not be familiar with sacrifice.
But chooses with a choice made,
Not to use this truth...
As some kind of device.
With a manipulation premeditated,
For the purpose to entice.

Nor should a respect one gets,
Be thought of and considered...
To be a weakness perceived.
So many do this to teach negativity.
As a means to bring one 'down-to-Earth'.
With it intented to inflict,
A 'reality' needed one has missed.
Or 'assumed' one has lived,
On a bed spread with roses without thorns.
And some think it their duty,
To stick it to them until their kept delusions...
Have been chased away and permanently gone.

Useless lessons already learned and taught,
Yet thoughtlessly believed...
By those who perceive themselves better teachers,
Often discover in times too late...
Foolish, stupid 'and' naïve people perceived,
Aren't the ones on the otherside of a closed gate.
People respecting to do patiently,
Sometimes hide the fact they pocket the keys.

'Excuse me...
Is it possible,
Hypothetically speaking...
That anyone could forgive,
An ignorance displayed towards them.
Done to do for more than three or four decades,
Can forgive to forget?
Is 'that' a possibility? '

Hypothetically speaking,
That all depends...
On who did the tolerating of it with patience.
And who decides to forgive with it to forget,
When such ignorance for them to tolerate...
With a disrespecting displayed should end.
Embarrassments to face...
Are much more easier to forget and erase.
Than being harassed with faces attached.
To have them remain 'hypothetically' remembered.~

'And? '

~I will leave you,
To 'hypothetically' think about that.~

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 20, 2015

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