What Life Means When It's Seen To Love

Only those who've made mistakes,
Seem to know more what it takes...
To live life and comprehend,
A having of patience benefits them.

Only those who've sacrificed,
Seem to know more what it's like...
To be disciplined within,
With a letting go of what offends.

And a precious beauty,
Is noticed with a closeness that begins.
This fresh kept beauty,
Connects with a budding that doesn't end...
What life means when it's seen to love!

Only those who've made mistakes,
Seem to know more what it takes...
To live life and comprehend,
A having of patience benefits them.

And...
A precious beauty,
Is noticed with a closeness that begins.
So fresh is this kept beauty,
Connecting with a budding...
That doesn't end,
What life means when it's seen to love!

Feeding conflicts with a selfishness,
Affects us all.
To make less sense when witnessed,
Just to...
Have someone else fall.

Wishing someone fails,
Only brings to us a grief...
When it's recognized a forest,
Would not exist without its different trees.

And...
A precious beauty,
Is noticed with a closeness that begins.
So fresh is this kept beauty,
Connecting with a budding...
That doesn't end,
What life means when it's seen to love!

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

Has been a while since I have read your work and it is always a pleasure to return. I love the flow of this and the universal subject matter. Would love to hear it spoken and performed.