Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

The Weight It Takes - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The weight it takes,
For me to place my steps...
Will still be mine to make,
When and where I do it.
When and where I do it!

Chicago or on the shores of South Africa.
At the tip of its cape.
Or on the dunes of Cape Cod.

The weight it takes,
For me to place my steps...
Will still be mine to make,
When and where I do it.
When and where I do it!

In my own comfort zone.
Alone in my home.
Or if I decide to roam the streets,
Of Paris, France.
Whether I dance with abandonment...
Barefoot on floors,
Or receiving awards for recognition...
For something done,
My labors won!

The weight it takes,
For me to place my steps...
Will still be mine to make,
When and where I do it.
When and where I do it!
And when and where I choose to do it...
This will not be a decision of yours!

The weight it takes,
For me to place my steps...
Will still be mine to make,
When and where I do it.
When and where I do it!
And only God can see to it,
With blessings He has given!
And not when 'you' see fit,
That this is allowed.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 13, 2010



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