Not A Day That Goes By

I gave up feeling obligated and the notion of it,
To proving to anyone I could understand...
Their dilemmas to comprehend.
Or my experiences certified my having,
A certain wisdom that tolerated...
Comments made by others,
Who thoughtlessly offended my intentions.

And today I am relieved to be freed,
From expectations of others who perceive...
I exist without feelings felt or emotions that visit.
Or that my treatment of others with respect,
Is a desire to seek their approval and acceptance.
When not a day that goes by do I try my best,
Proving to myself and no one else I can do better.

I gave up feeling obligated,
To proving to anyone I could understand...
Their dilemmas to comprehend.
Or my experiences certified my having,
A certain wisdom.
When not a day that goes by do I try my best,
Proving to 'myself' and no one else I can do better.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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