Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 5,041 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

'If' I Get Them


Remembering when things,
Had a control and purpose...
I once believed had everlasting meaning.
And with them my life by others was received,
With the same limited perceptions then conceived.
Has today...
With a knowing I had more to value.

But I didn't know that...
Until things from me were taken away.
To leave me with a hightened and relieved,
Perspective of a better life.
With this thought kept...
I am blessed knowing I don't need things.
But they are nice to want to have 'if' I get them.

Submitted: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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