Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,700 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

To Greet, Meet And To Brag - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

My eyes never left the ball.
I became disciplined to keep my focus on it.
And when I joined on the field with others,
Who made claims they came with aims to play...
In a way to prove with me they could complete.
My eyes never left the ball to reach.

My eyes never left the ball not at all.
And when it was thrown in the air others stared.
But my eyes were right there to catch it...
To run with it and score a goal.
I came on the field prepared to win.
Not to say I just came to play.
Like others who came just to huddle.

My eyes never left the ball. afterall...
I did not come to greet, meet nor to brag,
With embellished exaggerations...
Of what I could do or had done in my past.
My eyes never left the ball...they couldn't.
And I was there on the field to win not pretend,
I came just to play to socialize and go away.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, September 17, 2012

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