poet Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar

To Step Away From Ourselves

We all have our 'ways' about ourselves.
And to evaluate with appreciation,
Just who it is we believe we are
Takes a time given,
To step away from ourselves.
With a beginning of a critique,
As if under a microscope.
No matter how uncomfortable it is.

Few do this on a daily basis or at all.
That's why many find time to criticize others.
Voicing their disappointments.
Not realizing
That a self confidence that strides in steps of pride,
Is not seeking to hide
Behind definitions of limitations.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Poem Edited: Friday, May 27, 2011

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