Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 74,355 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

People Like That - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

People may cry...
When happy sometimes,
For reasons.

Feelings they hide,
Deep inside them...
Come to the surface to flow free!

Possibly,
The tears seen fall from a need.
More than anyone can see.
And emotions not outwardly shown,
Glisten from eyes unexpectedly...
Showing a neglected human quality!

People grow...
Exposing thoughts ever changing.
Maturity shifts us shaking to break molds,
We hold onto...
As if we are glued to a time that stays.

No one experiences these 'movements' the same.
Some become upset.
Some they knew have renewed mindsets!
And people like that often talk behind others' backs!

People may cry...
When happy sometimes,
For reasons.

Feelings they hide,
Deep inside them...
Come to the surface to flow free!
Showing an honesty trusted.
In times when 'who' we think we are...
Is never the way we believe we should be treated!


Comments about People Like That by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (6/22/2007 3:43:00 PM)

    This is so perfect on human emotions and how vulnerable we each are and how we show it in ever so many different ways....Touching poem Mr.Ct.....marci.xo (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2011


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