Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,834 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Twice Becomes A Habit - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Doing what we please.
With the selling of our embellishments.
Has come under much scrutiny.
And a call to be precise...
Does not sit too comfortably,
With those irresponsible.
And others n'er do well.
Seeking a laziness to entice.

To abuse this twice becomes a habit.
To keep it fed becomes routine.

Some may see this as discrimination.
Not a justification...
To do away with incompetence.
And those who half accomplish...
What their intentions find difficult to finish.

These days a mediocrity,
Is being ushered from the spotlight.
Success comes with applied effort.
Not from those accepted as nice.
But aren't up to the challenge...
To get things done,
With sacrifice.

To abuse this twice becomes a habit.
To keep it fed becomes routine.

Gone are those days of going through the motions.
And adopting the notion,
Procrastination fascinates those with patience waiting.
Time is not a blind date...
Hoping to approve who shows and comes,
Out of breath with expressed excuses.
And annoying the diligent ones.
That tick-tocking on those clocks have stopped!

To abuse this twice becomes a habit.
To keep it fed becomes routine.

And refusing people like this,
From addressed strict agendas...
Keeps a purpose with direction flourished.
As long as it is understood...
They will always be kept in minds respected.
But their absence is welcomed,
When they are far away from strategic scenes.
Not to demean.
But to accomplish.

'No offense.
But we are here to get things done.
You understand that,
Don't you? '

Comments about Twice Becomes A Habit by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (2/3/2010 10:12:00 PM)

    Ive read your poem, now can you please read my new poem named love and tell me what u think? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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