Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,616 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Undivided And Immediate Attention - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Once one shows,
A knack for being responsible...
Others believe,
They can rely upon and daily receive...
Undivided and immediate attention given.
With no end.
Regardless of the time or when dawn begins,
Even if it's interpreted dawn starts one minute...
'After' midnight.

And that person is also perceived,
As the one who can and should...
Solve every problem that they have.
As they sit back to criticize and complain,
With a choice to do and that remains...
To ultimately give the one reason to leave,
With a wish to distance from those insane...
To prioritize with a focus on one's own life.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 12, 2013


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