Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,700 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

We Can - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I don't necessarily ask that you agree.
Or assess me personally.
Whether we have ever met...
Or if that becomes a possibility.

And yet...
What I do wish for us,
Is an ability to discuss and grow.
To let one another know...
Our thoughts can be exchanged!
And we are listening.
From within our hearts.
With an honesty that remains.

And inside our minds from where it starts,
An awareness of a caring begins.
To leave us realizing...
We are there and available to receive.
If we allow ourselves to believe,
We can receive and be free of restrictions.

And we will comprehend,
Without feeling a need to offend...
In condescending contradictions.
To patronize insecurities suspected.
But wishing to send forward,
An understanding desired.
That is given.

And that is all I ask,
We can to each other give.

Barack Obama and his campaign message
of 'We Can' seems such an appropriate theme
for today. And I agree that 'We Can' in varying ways
that unite and inspire a people to finally achieve a collective

Comments about We Can by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (9/2/2008 4:59:00 AM)

    I love the emotion that drives this poem: wonderful message Lawrence (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T A (9/2/2008 2:48:00 AM)

    I too believe and think we can! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/2/2008 2:42:00 AM)

    'I Can.' take care. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/2/2008 2:17:00 AM)

    Lawrence, this is a poem of beauty which is going into my FAVS.. and eruditeness within your nature... keep writing them one peace at a time... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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