Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 97,136 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

To Know Something About It - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

When in Rome,
It may be to one's advantage...
To make attempts to do what the Romans do.
With a following of their rules and customs.

But when one decides to visit Poland,
Trying to impress the Polish,
With the speaking of Italian...
Or the French with the speaking of Spanish,
May not achieve the welcoming one expects.

It is suggested to receive,
What one believes is respect...
Is to know something about it.
To ensure it is recognized by others,
When it is projected and reflects.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 24, 2011

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