Lawrence S. Pertillar
Smooth surfaces do not begin,
With them paved to be laid that way.
And those unaccustomed,
To adventure with a making of their own path...
Through obstacles and stumbling blocks,
To remove before allowing themselves safe passage...
Are those who choose to complain a lot,
About the time it takes to correct mistakes...
As others sweat and toil to accept,
Comments made by naysayers...
Contributing nothing but excuses heard to make,
While convincing themselves they supervise too.
Taking notes to critique a completed and smooth surface.
To then seek a rating that justifies the work,
Done by the doer who provides the opportunity.
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