Lawrence S. Pertillar

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Without Prior Notification - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

For quite a few.
And an unsuspecting many,
It is more important to sustain,
The maintenance of an image...
Than it is to welcome the times we live.

Straining with a drain on false presentations shown,
That gets less cost effective for those who do it.
With a keeping of a preference list.

And for the rest trying to digest what is going on,
To address the speed of changes...
With a leaving behind being defensive about anything,
Seems for them to be more pragmatic and meaningful...
In days where it pays to be observant,
To one's own problematic spending habits.
Increasing with each pinch of a useless penny.

Instead of attempting to make impressions.
Decisions, decisions, decisions!
Especially the ones that do not lessen,
Outstanding payments due on any bills.

For quite a few.
And an unsuspecting many,
It is more important to sustain,
The maintenance of an image...
Than it is to welcome the times we live.

And the times we live...
Will require focused attention given.
Since these days are subject to be ammended,
Without prior notification and at any moment.


Comments about Without Prior Notification by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Apphia Garcia (1/6/2012 8:32:00 PM)

    i adore the way you express so aptly (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011



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