Overcoming Setbacks

My space is my space!
And it's a happy place deserved.

Long in development.
And cleared of weeds,
Dusted of rubblish...
And nonsense free.

With resisted self evaluation done.
None of it fun overcoming setbacks.
And heartbreaks.
Or those mistakes clinging,
Onto denials made.

Fearing the truth hiding behind excuses...
I did to reduce pain felt.
Sitting I would do far removed from self...
To think of my journey,
Aboard a ship rudderless.
Until I awakened...
To shake away from my own confrontations.
Now to greet a 'me' I began to know to love!

With resisted self evaluation done.
None of it fun overcoming setbacks.
And heartbreaks.
Or those mistakes clinging,
Onto denials made.

My space is my space!
And it's a happy place deserved.
With or without those passing judgement,
About my love of it being self serving.

Nor do I solicit opinions,
Regarding how my life is best to live.
The enjoyment comes,
From the doing of it.
With less self abuse...
That seduces creative excuses to make!

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

A pretty little pastoral poem. Many of his verses are so lovely