(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Too Busy Moving Forward

Not too many deciding to move forward,
Are counting their paces or how long it takes...
To arrive at their destination.
They are too busy moving forward,
To look back to see if impressions are made.

Only those who have chosen to waste their time,
Find they have spent it more concerned...
About the activities of another who achieves success.
And with a doing of it often catching the one focused,
Shocked and surprised by the attention given to get.

'Aw, comeon.
You knew you would get a standing ovation.'

~I did? How? When?
Did I know this 'during' or 'after' my performance?
Forgive me but I was too busy attempting to do my best.
I wish I knew as much as you did about what I've done.
I would not have appeared so stunned.~

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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