Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 50,355 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

What Is It You Are Saying? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I should be less self involved.
And bring comfort to others,
Who are now in need?
Is that what you are saying to me?


I see.
And when I was in need,
To sacrifice with a doing for others done...
Who was there to bring me comfort?

'I don't know.
I was not there to be aware of it.'

This is true.
That's why my self involvement,
Has become more important to me...
Than any awareness of my comfort giving,
Has been to you.

'So what is it you are saying? '

I'm hoping you will take the hint,
That minding your own business is what I meant.
But I have learned not to offend,
Those inexperienced in comprehension.

'You are rude.'

Thank you.
At least something you understand about me,
Is being achieved.
And I can be obnoxious as well.
I have had some wonderful teachers.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 9, 2013

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