With Wishes To Keep Its Integrity
One who has mastered a craft,
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
With wishes to keep its integrity...
Should never want it to be exhibited,
In places where mediocrity...
Has been praised and accepted,
As a reflection of the best of abilities seen.
Since one who has mastered a craft,
With wishes to keep its integrity lasting...
Should seek places and people,
Who have a high regard...
For that which represents,
Something rare and uncommon.
And when observed to be witnessed,
And/or heard to quickly value...
The attention it deserves,
Immediately it is regarded as a major event.
With thoughts to dismiss,
Of that which is being presented...
Has not been a waste of time.
Or a visitation spent and certainly not intended,
To be bored by displays of an over-rated ego.
'I know we're here to lavish praise on 'potential'.
But have you seen what's going on across the street? '
But thank you for keeping me from falling to sleep.
What's going on across the street? ~
'Someone attempting to keep their talent discreet.'
How are they keeping it discreet? ~
'By packing it into that van and threatening to leave.'
~How can anyone pack talent into a van?
And how do you know it to be talent? ~
'Being exposed to it to know it rare...
Was the first thing I noticed.
Let's go see where they are taking it.
Maybe 'we' can convince them to stay.'
If what they have is 'that' rare,
And they know it too?
Leaving 'this' mediocrity behind,
For challenges to pursue...
Will not convince them to stay.~