Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,691 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Use To Scuttlebutt - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Any time spent evaluating is beneficial.
And taking life for granted,
Is ultimately what one discovers...
During this process.

Time is not on hold and waiting for no one.
Or is it clipping fingernails to improve the look,
Of its hands!
They move forward,
That's it!

Many sit and wish their lives were different,
Than the ones they lived yesterday.
When they were sitting wishing their lives,
Were different than they were...
When those yesterdays came to then go away.

The problem with most people...
Being real with themselves!
And detest others who are!

Listen to those who complain closely.
It is either someone or something done...
That comes between them,
And what it is they wish to do.
Rarely is it that those who make attempts,
Have the time to whine or dine to then say to another...
'I know I shouldn't have done that!
I can't afford to gain one more pound.'

People lie to themselves.
And listening to those who complain closely...
They will excuse what they do to repeat what they've done.
And protest about it when they are denied.
To then get upset,
When someone chooses to walk away from them...
And the nonsense they have prioritized,
To use to scuttlebutt!


Comments about Use To Scuttlebutt by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (5/13/2011 8:12:00 AM)


    excellent imagery..great! keep up (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011


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