Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Repaid - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I have been repaid.
For every sacrifice I have made.
And I can say this.
Blessed I have been to witness it.

No fun did I spend,
Rushing to be at a loved one's side.
Disbelieving the sight before my eyes.
Prioritizing to leave behind possessions,
I treasured to collect to accept...
And having that disconnect taking years,
To eventually get over my regrets.
Yes...
I experienced many moments being upset.

I have been repaid.
For every sacrifice I have made.
And I can say this.
Blessed I have been to witness it.
Surviving to heal from threatening illnesses,
And held bitterness has taught me...
Good health to maintain can not remain,
In a mind tricked to become sick.

Although it took me time to admit,
A little bitterness held to keep...
Gave me reason to heal and mend quickly.
When I began to notice,
A shown thoughtless from others to show...
Taught me to know personally,
What a forgiving myself truly means.
With allowing God to do all the paybacks.

And...
With that to observe and keeping my faith intact,
I have been repaid.
To have nothing to say but continue to pray.
I have been repaid.
For every sacrifice I have made.
And I can say this.
Because...
Blessed I have been to witness it.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2016



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