Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 96,716 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Put Out To Graze In The Pasture - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Hey
The only thing you can truly say
Is that you 'once' ran a good race
And now that you've aged
And have been replaced
Why put that blame on the jockey?

That jockey is accustomed
To riding on the backs of winners.
And you have fed that purpose.
No matter what spotlight you believe,
You today deserve.

Your purpose has been served.
Get over it.
You've been put out to graze in the pasture.
Whatever you had has been used.
And like the rest,
Who have taken their lives for granted
Your purpose,
Has
Been served!
With or without your consent or lost investment,
You spent at the service of others.
Graze and shut the
Just shut up!


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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 19, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 20, 2011


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