Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

On My Guard - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

On my guard and done.
To do as one,
Looking for someone special.
From amongst the ones,
Who may be within my midst.
Someone I might have had approached.
But these days a warm,
And easy conversation...
I could, if I wished it,
Interpret as a diversion.
With it sought to get me to fall for this.

On my guard with a hardened exterior up.
I seek someone warm,
And easy with conversation.
But,
Those I have met with instant chemistry...
I know they are trying to get the best of me.
And there was one I did approach,
Who returned to me a belief...
They were 'special'.
Making me to get 'goose bumps' immediately.
But on my guard I am going to remain.
Since these days,
Anyone with a warm smile and easy conversation.
Good looking AND with felt chemistry...
Is only out to get underneath my hardened exterior,
To see how close I will allow them to be.
I'm on my guard with a wanting someone special.
Not someone I 'suspect' deceives.

'Hi.
Do you mind if I say I find you attractive?
And besides...
You wouldn't be staring at me like you do,
If you didn't feel that way too.
I think you're special.'

I...uh...I...uh...
I'm not interested.

'Oh.
I'm sorry.
My bad.
I thought you would be someone,
I would like to know.
someone to share a happiness had.'

Well...
You're wrong.

'I understand.
See you around.
Maybe next time...
You will let your guard down.'

On my guard and done.
To do as one,
Looking for someone special.
From amongst the ones,
Who may be within my midst.
Someone I might have had approached.
OR approached me!
Who knows?
But these days a warm, chemistry felt,
Instantly!
And easy conversation?
I could, if I wished it,
Interpret as a diversion.
With it sought to get me to fall for this.
And I'm not going to be the one,
Tricked...
By that kind of deception.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 21, 2015


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