Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,369 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Wherever That 'Overthereness' May Be - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Pray on knees for their answers to come.
And when they eventually arrive,
They become offended and wish to hide.
And in large numbers are many people like this.
On their knees...
Seeking.

Begged to have honesty and truth told to them.
And when spouses, family members and friends,
Give it to them without restrictions...
Feelings are hurt.
And all communication between them ends!
A pouting begins as if they are little children.

And those who have lived through this experience,
Do not hesitate at all to sever themselves quick...
From any hint of conflict reeking from immaturity.

And often very cordial,
Are those who have lived through this experience.
And less involved in others' affairs.
With a protectiveness of their happiness.
And at a distance to keep it as it is.

Acknowledging nothing is going to hinder,
What is theirs that has been earned.
With a keeping of others away and over...'there'!
Wherever that 'overthereness' may be!
With a determination to protect a peace received.
And not to get what they've got nitpicked.

'You stay right where you are.
And keep that 'overthereness' to yourself.'


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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