Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Sunset Wishes - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

One's choice to follow,
The direction of growth...
Seems mentally healthier,
For one to take this approach...
When one steps to know it best to accept,
An expanding of a mind going through stages...
Is part of life to be adventured and explored.

Attempting to prevent this experience to resent,
An aging to masquerade, charade or evade it...
Will not slow the process to regret the effect,
Of a once bright light to shine upon dreams...
One with wishes to stay at centerstage forever.
No matter how clever one imitates a fading youth.
Or the appearance of a Sunset,
Being swallowed into a darkness so inviting...
One had been warned at dawn,
The skipping to sing favorite tunes at noon...
One should not expect to last very long.

And yet...there will be those,
Sitting to reminisce with Sunset wishes...
For their lives to relive more explored and adventured,
At each stage to experience every bit of it.
Without those moments one wanted to freeze in time.
Before the 'ifs' came to remain preferences maintained.
Instead of attempting to prevent with resentment,
The fading of a light they captured at centerstage...
When a blooming of a youthful appearance,
That no one keeps no matter who prays it stays...
Colorful. Bright. And too enchanting to let go.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 26, 2015

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