Lawrence S. Pertillar

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Needing Structure - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

A spackling 'now' used,
Will not disguise
The appearance of cracks.
Shouldn't a wall be erected...
Before this is applied to that?
I know the blueprint calls
For an action to take place.
But applying spackle to the bricks...
Seems too quick and such a waste.
And yet I understand,
When you say the patience you held
Has slipped from your hands.
But wouldn't it be wonderful...
If you and the rest,
Saw this as a team effort at its best.
And not as an individual quest in a contest?
Perhaps you will find...
That blueprint means more than a bunch of lines.
And minds working together,
Saves accusations traded.
To build upon a foundation claimed,
Needing structure and a purpose...
As well as a name to adorn the frame!
And this you say is a craft you crave?
Which part of it is understood?

Comments about Needing Structure by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (10/14/2007 8:51:00 PM)

    Several of my poems have multiple meanings.
    This is one of them. Even the composition of this poem
    loses its 'structure' towards the end.
    Thanks for your comments. Much appreciated.

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  • (10/14/2007 7:23:00 PM)

    Patience is a virtue, or so they say.
    I wonder, have they ever really been in a hurry.
    Very nice write Lawrence.
    'Keep on inking the Pages'

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  • (10/14/2007 6:48:00 PM)

    poetically meaningful to me. take care.

    got to go now. i need to trash/redo/ edit some of my stuff. one should really looove their craft.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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