'This' Is A Love
Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar
How can you teach someone,
Who you are?
How God has selected you to be?
How is that taught?
How can a life lived be explained?
As if that life...
Is from a lectern to lectured.
And regurgitated from notes.
As if life itself is rote!
Some knew who they were,
With positive identities.
Knowing from birth exactly who...
And what they wanted to be.
Studying is great to hone a skill!
And if that skill is loved?
Then that's a blessing from above!
Just like a marriage.
And I, speaking from my point of view...
Will never be unfaithful,
To what some think I like!
This is not a preference!
'This' is a love!
And there is nothing coming between us!
It is unconditional.
And no better love could I have!
Than to write feeling blessed...
With a gratefulness I can not express!
Is a love!