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  7229.     

Learning to Live My Life

Does that apparatus,
Provide you with a sense of status?
Does the way someone dress,
Immediately impresses you...
To provide that 'image'
You may choose or refuse to select?
With a hope for a beginning,
Of a thirst that does not finish...
From its first taste.
Wishing it not to ever be quenched!

To discover this for you becomes a preferred routine...
Only to get bored with the same familiar scene?
Me too!

However...
I did awaken one day refusing to do,
The expected.
And rejecting to become accepted,
On someone else's terms!
Learning to live my life,
Free to be me.
And finding it cost effective...
With no approval to be earned!
Or emotions left to pamper,
When they've been scorched...
And wounded from a burn!
 
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  7230.     

Lease Agreement

Before you expect me to pay,
Yet again...
Any attention from me you will receive,
I want a lease agreement.

'Say what? '

And I want that signed by both of us.
With a copy of it I am provided.
No more time from me will you take away,
To then change your mind another day.
Wasting it no longer with an attention given,
I have already paid for you to claim...
I refused to be there for you.

'That's stupid.
I'm not going to do that.'

Have it your way.
But these days,
If I am going to pay you any attention at all...
I want to be ensured some benefit from it,
Is documented.

'That's absurd.'

You want my undivided attention?

'Not like that.'

Then try to get it somewhere else,
With an attempt to get it for free.
At least with a lease agreement,
Both of us will be left satisfied...
With a guarantee a benefit has been provided.

'That's disrespectful.
Not only have you lost your mind,
But you wont find me asking you that again.

Really?
I think of it as being time and less waste effective.
And even without the lease to agree upon,
I am already relieved you will be leaving me alone.

'You are being selfish and inconsiderate.'

Thank you.
Finally we have come to resolve 'something',
Never to misunderstand again.
 
Lawrence S. Pertillar
   
 

   
   
 

  7231.     

Leased Memories

Declaration of ownership?
I look at that this way
You pay for guardianship,
And that's it.
With no regard for you,
If those payments are delayed.
Or from your hands fade to be erased.
With no more of it,
To shift between hands.

Leaving you with an abundance,
Of 'leased' memories.
And you can claim to own,
Every one of them with no rebuttal.
Even if the best of them you keep golden.
They are yours and priceless.

In fact, if you want some of mine
You can have them too.
I am seeking every inch of peace I can get.
With a clearing of my head,
From a stacking of overused storage space.
I want to unload as much of it as I can.
Let me know when you seek collectibles.
I've got a few for you.
Trust me, they are winners.
 
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  7232.     

Leased Toys

Few have military backgrounds.
The ones that do...
Aren't the ones sobbing on another's sleeve,
About a life
Diminished by a lack of affordable materialism.
Or teased by weekly sales.

Once one decides to give their life away for a belief...
It's not difficult to see those weeping,
Without an emotion to express empathy.
Because a creditor keeps them from sleeping.
While those who give their time to civic duty...
Return to streets.
To be ignored!
Becoming homeless to live undernouished.
After displays of bravery...
And courage.
To now have nothing to eat!
On familiar turf they grew.
Played and chose to defend!

That's BS!
And other terms that could be used,
To express this 'wounding' of disrespect.
Shown blatantly and has long lasting affect.

Few have military backgrounds.
And they are the ones seen,
Screaming!
Because someone says they can not pay what is due...
To stay comforted in familiar surroundings,
With their mortgaged and leased toys!
 
Lawrence S. Pertillar
   
 
 
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