Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 67,114 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

That Need Is Gone - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The need is gone,
For me...
To hold onto,
My past.

That need is gone,
For me...
To hold onto,
My past.

And I,
Once had tried in vain...
To keep everything I knew,
Kept...
In my grasp.

Oh,
The need is gone...
For me,
To hold onto...
My past.

Yes that need is gone,
For me...
To hold onto,
My past.

Memories of people loved,
Would stay with me so fresh.
Dreams I had of them quite often,
Would awaken me...
Out of breath.

And the need is gone,
For me...
To hold onto,
My past.

Yes that need is gone,
For me...
To hold onto,
My past.

And I,
Once had tried in vain...
To keep everything I knew,
Kept...
In my grasp.

I once had tried in vain,
To keep everything remaining...
In,
My grasp!

That need I had was pursued,
To keep...
Everything kept,
In,
My grasp!

That need I had was pursued,
To keep everything I knew kept...
In my grasp,
To last!


Comments about That Need Is Gone by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (12/3/2010 11:04:00 AM)


    This poem is a turning point in Lawrence's oeuvre. I am sure the loosening of his grasp will give Lawrence access to real wisdom which I am certain he will share with us through his poesy. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 3, 2010



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