Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,616 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Taken For Granted Is... - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

With the getting of the best gift,
Which is life.
Many are unconscious,
Of its preciousness.
And,
Taken for granted is...
This life.
With a disrespecting,
Many generously give.

So many perceive it a quiz...
This life.
To reject the positive aspects of it.

Selfishly a living has been taught,
To assume, impress and consume.
Selfishly a living has been taught,
A feeding to feast is what life should be.
With a giving to others thought as charity.
As if the Universe does not provide all abundance.
And those who manipulate without thought to hesitate,
Witness with a taking away...
Their prized over-rated possessions.
Within seconds.

Selfishly a living has been taught,
To assume, impress and consume.
Selfishly a living has been taught,
A feeding to feast is what life should be.
To find themselves protesting,
A quality of life on the decrease.
As a feasting on 'things' diminishes.
With a declining value of human beings.

So many perceive it a quiz...
This life.
Many are unconscious,
Of its preciousness.
And,
Taken for granted is...
This life.
Until what is possessed disappears.
To leave nothing left but wept tears.

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Comments about Taken For Granted Is... by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Gajanan Mishra (9/20/2013 11:23:00 PM)

    leave nothing but tears, I like it, thanks.
    Pleased read my poem'Family members' and vote.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 21, 2013


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