Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 95,049 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

We Must Learn We Can Detach From Our Burdens - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Within these vessels kept that are our temples,
Although treated with neglect.
We should clear the debris each day with faith.
With prayer to be forgiven.
And a desire to be cleansed,
Of addicting temptations.
On a daily basis.
In respect of the life that has been given.

It isn't easy feeding on teased wishes.
To satisfy that which temporarily pleases.
Or to maintain our insights,
To be kept full with light.
Instilling our hearts with brightness...
Day and night!

But if a routine becomes part of our appetites,
Our journeys will benefit.
Decreasing that which is wrong.
With a clarity of that,
Which sheds more light on the right.
To heighten our minds with enlightenment.
With an acknowledgement that comes to comprehend this...
We do not sit alone in our anguish!
We must learn we can detach from our burdens!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 12, 2009

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