Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 74,250 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Visitor - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

You asked for my opinion,
And here it is for free!

Anyone can say what they want.
And process what they want to share.
I've learned over the years,
To keep my business to myself...
And not let my business become 'theirs'.

Folks who have a different reality,
That's fine...
It may not be mine.
Wherever their minds are,
That's on them...
I keep my mind away!
I'm not going to stay around anyone,
Making attempts to be accepted...
By choosing right words to say!

I enjoy my life and where it is right now.
And that was a long time coming.
I take my time listening to the birds...
And sometimes with them I'm humming!

I appreciate the little things,
And observe again what was passed by!
When I talk to someone in conversation...
I look them in the eyes.

I don't disrespect anyone with neglect,
By looking away or up to the sky!
That kind of treatment is worse than telling a lie!
And from those kinds of people...
I do my best to hide!

I've learned to have fun,
And sometimes by myself.
I don't have to be in a crowd of folks...
To feel important or laugh at bad jokes.
And honesty comes first with me.
Someone who doesn't give it is instantly dismissed!
I don't waste my time with pretense or self indulgence.
Or kiss up to anyone to be part of someone's clique!

And if I show myself in disguise,
Wearing a mask that does not fit!
I want it known,
I am either not feeling well...
Or around those that are making me sick!
That's not a habit I would normally condone.
That is why affairs like these I'd rather leave alone!

So I take it you are a visitor,
And not from around this area?
I must get back to mingling with my friends.
Thank you for your observations!
You never know...
We might meet again! '

Comments about Visitor by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (6/13/2007 4:47:00 PM)

    My how clever are we here? ! ! ! ! Great sentiments, so much truth, some of it so not right.....but than no one ever said this world would be a perfect place.......good one how's the weather about fifteen minutes away?
    are the skys all dark and gray
    or is the sun still shining
    just mere miles away? ? ? ? ? marci. :)
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  • (6/13/2007 4:58:00 AM)

    Whoever that person we meet in life, a friend, acquaintance or a visitor from another land...weel he is stilll human like ourselves who deserve a fair treatment.Who knows we maybe that person.This poem is something to reflect on human existence, and on the premise that we are all created equal. Maybe we only differ in physique and mental capacity as human populace practice different cultures.Thanks for sharing sir, it made me think. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 26, 2011

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