I Already Knew
I did not begin this journey,
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
Seeking to be followed.
Or gave it a single thought,
As I kept focused with a purpose...
With my steps placed to move ahead.
Many times on my path I cleared of obstacles,
I ignored rumors and whispers heard...
That my task was foolish.
And with their laughter fading,
I never looked back.
And as the years pass while I am often asked,
What has driven my motivation?
With an initiative that has long lasted?
And I quickly look into the eyes to witness a determination.
To then realize someone else notices it takes sacrifice.
'When do you eat?
When do you sleep?
When do you take time to relax and just rest? '
What is more important to you?
Or the finding of time?
'I find the time to do to get done what I should.'
And you seek from me a better answer?
There is none.
'I already knew.'
I know you did.
One day you will witness many more knowing this too.