Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar
Is a life long commitment to learn...
What it takes to remain and keep,
A kept interest in life.
And all that this blessing gives,
To experience what it has to offer.
Making mistakes made to correct,
Is part of the process.
Few exceptions are given greenlights,
To continue to glide through life...
Admiring the scenery.
Falling down to get up off knees,
Is the reality those determined face.
With a doing to leave behind...
Heartbreaks and deceptions to forget,
Whatever it was thought important...
To grieve over being disappointed.
Tears to drip to get over it,
Is an expectation.
No test to pass is done successfully, Without being prepared...
For the task to accomplish,
One's satisfaction to have earned.