Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 19,223 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

If Commitment Isn'T Pursued - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

One can only recommend to another,
Of other choices one can make.
Than denying a way of life taken,
Will not deliver long lasting benefits...
To one who settles for that which is faked.

But emotions sometimes can replace,
A rational point of view.
And I know too well,
This to be true.

Although a doing is difficult,
With attempts to face reality.
But a clearing of a mind eventually comes,
With a removing of those blues...
Confronted by some with a doing done.

And yet...
If commitment isn't pursued,
Those who enjoy the sound of the blues...
Will always find that perfect place,
Where others have chosen to do the same thing too.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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