Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 82,099 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

When Fixed Mindsets Have Been Focused - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Common sense is not obtained,
Through an academic process.
Not any that reflects wisdom respected,
By the many earning college degrees.

If experience could be taught,
And brought to a mind fixed on 'things'...
All of life and the quality of it,
Would have had witnessed the benefits of this.

But too busy are those in mental modes,
Driven to succeed and address their greed.
And when fixed mindsets have been focused,
On acquiring attention freed of comprehension...
There is no peace or rest to get if not earned.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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