Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Relying On Insecurities - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Insecurities kept not to face,
Can be terrifying.
Especially for the one aging,
With wishes to remain unchanged.
And down to Earth to think it done,
By others who find such immaturity...
Acceptable to share repeatedly.

Or accusations made,
Towards those who have grown gracefully...
As children often are found to do,
Through stages of life and experiences too.
When 'kids' no longer remain to stay,
Relying on insecurities...
To excuse their childish and selfish ways.

'My children and grandchildren,
Will never understand the life I had as a child.
No one does.'

~I give you one boo and two hoos,
For the drama.
Now...
Isn't it time for you to get over that to forget?
Your children should not be held accountable,
For any selective memory you have...
Of living a tormented childhood.
Beset by grief and unhappiness.
They didn't choose to be your children.
You chose to be their parent.
Grow up and make attempts to be one.~

Topic(s) of this poem: truth


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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2015



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