Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 90,093 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Victims Of Stubbornness - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Victims of stubbornness,
Have chosen their places.
With it done effectively.
To believe they can escape,
From their positions taken...
To find warm and smiling faces,
Awaiting with open arms to embrace...
The ones making quick decisions,
It is time to awaken.
As if the moment had arrived,
For a listening to hear and with comprehension.

And with expectations of a forgiveness given,
As had been done repeatedly in the past...
Many discover times like that do not last.
To find those who once had such patience,
No longer tolerate a giving of it to be wasted.
With it tossed away unappreciated.
Nor can they be found sensitized,
By the crying of tears from swollen weeping eyes.
Since apologies like these heard to be offered again,
Seem to be on the wings of flying birds...
Taking away the significance of those words heard.

'You are cold, uncaring 'and' thoughtless.'

~And you are observant too late.
And for the wrong reason to understand,
The why. The how and the 'when'...
Your perception of me began with it achieved,
With reluctance.
But I realized I could not live my life,
Remaining to allow myself to become victimized...
By decisions others make to stay ignorant.~

'Your comments made to me are offensive.'

Now you know how I felt not to feel anymore.
At least we can agree,
Both of us have made progress.
How it is accepted to keep it believed,
Is the key to success.
A stubbornness kept does not benefit.
Be you offended by my comments made or not.
Get over yourself!
Choose something more productive.~

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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