Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,367 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Without The Influence Of Assistance - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I am a poet.
Not a politician.
Priest or preacher.
Nor am I a connoisseur of etiquette...
Expert on fashion to determine what's hot or not!
Or do I wish to socialize with the elite.
Those snots are too pretentious,
And get on my nerves.

I could care less who is on the left or right.
Liberal, conservative, democrat or republican.
Black, white, gay, straight.
Or what criminal is being investigated,
For deceiving those greedy...
With too much on their plate.
I am a poet.
And often my point of view,
Is not that of others.
And I know it!

And when I discovered that writing was an art,
I didn't explore other 'artforms'...
To express what had been there already expressed,
To give it my twist to have my 'creations' accepted.
With ideals to plagiarize.

If my comments were embraced,
That was 'cool'.
If they weren't...
I was not about to take a survey,
To determine if my life was suitable to live!
Or change my sleeping habits.

So many trip on what others think.
I don't.
I am often amazed people do it.
Without the influence of assistance.
Or some drug or medication,
That allows the tolerating of themselves.

I am a poet.
A writer.
Not a psychiatrist.
Or someone who can undo to fix,
Someone else's life.
Because in their mind the can't find the time,
To live or define their own.
I took that time.

Comments about Without The Influence Of Assistance by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/16/2013 9:34:00 PM)

    I am a poet. so fine so heart touching so charming that I can not expressed. I just congratulate you my dear poet. Thanks for this O poet again. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, May 13, 2011

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