Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 101,015 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Wasting It On Wishes - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Never again will I view my disappointments as man made.
I use to believe my wishes had to meet someone's approval.
Before I could express my happiness.

Now it is so clear...
My happiness has to be expressed.
Whatever the outcome and throughout the process.

How can I rely on someone giving to me,
What inside of me I am not feeding?
Or digesting as that which belongs.

I want what I deserve served to stay.
I've learned to nibble each spice of life I like.
It prolongs the taste.
And wasting it on wishes for someone else...
To define,
Was an awakening I found...
Left me impatiently waiting.
With preferences.

Picked and selected.
For me?
And I had my own menu right in my hands.
All of it prepared to my specifications....
If I noticed?

Finally,
In time I did.
Once I maintained my focus.
And relied on choices I made.
Whether some pleased or not.
And if something I was to eat,
Came to meet my satisfaction...
Indecisiveness of doubts,
Would have to dropp and be stopped.
And finally...
In time,
'They' did!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 10, 2008



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