Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 94,856 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

'Vindictivity' - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Suddenly those once feeling victimized,
By others who found it easy...
To slander and despise them with creative lies,
Have found that keeping faith
Propels them above such pests.
Forgiving with hearts that forget...
And being themselves to allow passing petty tests.

'Vindictivity' doesn't cross their minds!
'Vindicitivty' is no friend for them to find.
Leaving behind such sad affairs to those,
Stylish in resentment...
And dressed with frowns exposed!

Rolling eyes and casting glares.
As if these postures,
Warrant a retort of childish dares.
Could care less to participate in such affairs...
The life they choose to live,
Is in a goodness fulfilled...
And they thrill to flaunt it with flair.

'Vindictivity' doesn't cross their minds!
'Vindictivity' is no friend for them to find.
Leaving behind such sad affairs to those,
Stylish in resentment...
And dressed with frowns exposed!

Suddenly those once feeling victimized,
By others who found it easy...
To slander and despise them with creative lies,
Have found that keeping faith
Propels them above such pests.
Forgiving with hearts that forget...
And being themselves to allow passing petty tests.

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Comments about 'Vindictivity' by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (3/21/2007 10:33:00 PM)

    'Vindictivity'? The act of being vindictive. Of course, I've taken poetic license on
    the origin of the word.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 5, 2011


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