Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,763 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Such A Magnificent Gift - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

That which we are,
With dreams to fulfill invented...
Those that seem to be within,
Limitations our minds accept.
Limited they are,
With no greater expectations.

And although complicated,
The naturalness of life seems to be...
We simplify all that surrounds,
With adjustments to gratify...
Lives to set aside for quick cravings to feed.

No one questions what has become commonplace.
Or everyday address with priority,
The defacing that is done...
To a naturalness that sits,
As such a magnificent gift to us presented.

And yet with an impatience,
We create conflicts with attempts to destroy...
Such a magnificent gift,
Given to us that should represent joy.

That which we are,
With dreams to fulfill invented...
Those that seem to be within,
Limitations our minds accept.
Limited they are,
With no greater expectations.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 10, 2011


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