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  LAWRENCE S. PERTILLAR (February/'47)
 
 
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  9437.     

Not Up For Debate To Validate

The one thing I most enjoy about being a writer/poet,
With a devotion I know I will stay committed...
To being as honest as possible to my observations,
As they affect my personal feelings and sentiments...
Is the fact that I have no ambition,
To become a politician to offend anyone...
With a taking of a position to then make claims,
To represent opinions that are not my own.
Only to deceive in effective public speeches believed.

And 'if' I should offend anyone with my own opinions,
To be expressed and addressed in a manner I observe...
From my position as a writer/poet affected personally,
By experiences I have lived with a sharing to accept...
With a giving of an honesty I do not neglect,
Or pretend them not to exist to hide and not be shown.
Then let me now make this known to those who object.
What I have experienced is not up for debate to validate.
Nor am I soliciting anyone's vote to popularize a life I live.
 
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  9438.     

Not Up For Grabs To Be Repossessed

You HAD that nice home.
In a selected suburban neighborhood.
You HAD that top of the line automobile.
And drove it around as often as you could.
You HAD that picture perfect family,
The kind that represented wholesomeness.
You flaunted with the best of phoniness.

And
You STILL have your pretentiousness,
With your college degrees.
Packed away!
No longer boasted about on your chest.

AND
You have the nerve to tell others,
I am the one not living up to MY potential?
How would you like to see that?
Glittering in your face?
Exhibited?
To allow you and your friends,
Who also HAD?
To stop by to pay inspection visits?

Let me dropp this on you!
Whatever you didn't see before,
That I still HAVE and more...
Was not in the clouds.
My feet have always been planted.
AND whatever it WAS I did not HAVE,
Was not up for grabs to be repossessed.
And today I find my mind at rest.
 
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  9439.     

Not Up For That Today

Not up for that today,
No.
Not up for that,
To quarrel and spat
Over traps we set...
To get upset about that now.

Not up for that today,
No.
Not up to discuss how life could have been.
What we've should have done.
Or who committed what sins when.
Not up for that today,
No.

You see that tree budding leaves?
You see that flower blooming with beauty?
You hear the few bees left buzzing?
The birds chirping?
With Spring appearing to bring fresh air?
That's what I am up for this morning.
Not into sharing your agonies,
Dripping to dropp you into despair.
For a round of recurring arguments to share.
No!

Not up for that today,
No.
Not up for that,
To quarrel and spat
Over traps we set...
To get upset about that now.
But take all the time you must...
To agitate yourself,
If that gives you a rush!
I am not up for that to witness,
Not today,
No!
I have a date with life,
I am going to keep!
And you are too late for me to wait,
With your repeated sighs of self defeat.
No...
Not today!
I have a date with life,
I am going to keep!
 
Lawrence S. Pertillar
   
 

   
   
 

  9440.     

Not Who They 'Use' To Be

The only ones fearing to leave a phase of life lived,
To move on and accept that which 'is'...
Are the ones disbelieving those who have aged and matured...
Have done it without a thought of doing it to offend.
Since all that is granted and blessed with life to live,
Must experience each step of it...
Regardless if many find this to regret.
With more than just a few attempting to reject the aging process.

'They are not who they 'use' to be.
I remember years ago they were different people.'

~And I remember being in elementary school.
Some of the 'kids' I knew are STILL there.~

'Well...
I can respect that.
At least they are down to Earth.
Some people have changed so much,
I don't know who they are anymore.'

~Perhaps...
There is 'something' adult about them now.
You know...
Grown, accountable and responsible people.
Believe it or not,
I t happens.~

'Yeah,
But...
Overnight? '
 
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