Analysis of Ain't In No Need
Lawrence S. Pertillar 1947 (Connecticut)
Not a fraction do I need added.
Or a second subtracted,
From my life lived to know this fact.
I ain't in no need to have explained to me,
How my life should be...
To please the opinions,
Of those making decisions...
For those they believe,
Do not know themselves.
I ain't in no need to complain or excuse,
Whatever what was done...
In my younger years to do.
Those choices I made,
Were my own to make not to include you.
Although they may have been,
Reckless risks to take.
No one have I ever accused or blamed,
For mistakes I faced.
And alone embraced.
With a doing without attempting,
To fake an innocence.
In the hope to escape from them.
Nor did I grow to ignore,
Responsibilities I was accountable for.
Done to do like others aging like me.
Lieing to deceive and delude themselves.
Just to discover and eventually find,
Time is not theirs...
To rely upon the thoughts,
Of a limited childish mind.
These days to come to go move too fast.
And not a second or a fraction of it,
Have I allowed myself to sit and wonder...
If what I have done to do to choose or didn't,
Offended someone who these days believe...
My experiences that have made me,
A better human being...
Were for them inappropriately chosen!
I ain't in no need to explain to anybody,
My life to live and blessed to receive...
Came without who would accept.
Or approved what I did to do.
With challenges and obstacles.
I alone had to remove.
The only thing I do regret,
Is the not taking more risks and chances.
What do you suspect would have happened?
If you had taken more risks and chances?'
I have no clue.
But I am willing to bet,
There would be someone telling me...
I could have made better choices.
No one would detect,
Were inappropriate or offensive.
Long have I left behind...
Those who believe my life to live,
Depends upon my suspicions...
Whatever it is,
They may or may not accept to decide...
Offends their pretentious way of living.
I ain't in no need,
To make that kind of impression to know...
My happiness to feel and believe received,
Has a quality I like that satisfies me!
End of unneeded further discussion.
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|Metre||101011110 1010010 11111111 11011110111 11111 110010 1110010 11101 11101 11011101101 10111 0110111 11011 0111111011 11111 10111 1111100111 10111 00101 101001010 111100 00110111 1 1111101 001001101001 1111101011 110100101 110100010001 1111 1010101 10100101 1 111111111 01010101011 1101111010 111111111110 010111101 1010001111 0101010 01100100010 1101110111000 111101101 1011101 10111111 11000100 1011101 01011101 1011011010 1 111011110 1111011010 1111 1111011 1111101 11111010 11101 001001010 001 111101 11011111 01011010 1011 111110111 0110101110 11011 1111101011 11001100101 10100111101 1101010010|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||9, 14, 17, 6, 2, 3, 18|
|Letters per line (avg)||24|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||233|
|Words per stanza (avg)||56|
Written on May 09, 2022
Submitted by lpahtillah on May 09, 2022
Modified by lpahtillah
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