Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 16,740 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

$10 A Gallon? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

$10 a gallon?
For what?

'Does that really matter now?
When it approached
One dollar per gallon...
You should have voiced your concern then!
Not when your pockets have gotten thin.
And deepened to hold more lint!
You want to make cents?
Put these sunglasses on.
Grab a twig from a bush...
And get to begging!
MAYBE...
You might gain some sympathy,
From someone who recognizes you are in disguise.
And they are in the mood,
To share with you their good attitude.
IF they have some of 'that' left! '


Comments about $10 A Gallon? by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Gold Star - 12,675 Points Abdulrazak Aralimatti (8/14/2015 12:09:00 AM)

    You might gain some sympathy,
    From someone who recognizes you are in disguise.
    And they are in the mood,
    To share with you their good attitude.
    IF they have some of 'that' left! '

    Truly, if they don't recognize, then nothing and if recognized, the good attitude should be left in them

    The poem brings out the fading goodness in man and conveys the great message
    Loved reading the poem and added to my poem list (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 13,216 Points Amitava Sur (12/18/2014 7:55:00 PM)

    Congratulation Lawrence.... very well written aspect.... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,190 Points Babatunde Aremu (12/18/2014 4:39:00 AM)

    What is the meaning of this? please do decode. All the same, Congrats (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 23,446 Points * Sunprincess * (12/18/2013 1:30:00 PM)

    congratulations for poem of the day...still I am perplexed what is $10 a gallon? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,863 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (12/18/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    Congratulations Lawrence. as usual nice poem, though it has been selected as the POD a few times now.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,109 Points Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 11:36:00 AM)

    a good write. We'll all be walking before this is over. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,109 Points Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 11:35:00 AM)

    a good write. We'll all be walking before this is over. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,109 Points Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 11:35:00 AM)

    a good write. We'll all be walking before this is over. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Len Webster (8/3/2011 6:10:00 AM)

    Well done - despite the golden rule that says you need to avoid figures that will date the poem!

    ($10 a gallon? Cheap at the price..} (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,460 Points Ken E Hall (4/28/2011 5:12:00 PM)

    Amusing cry $10 a gallon...throw up your arms and walk oh how good it will be for us all and our health...loved the poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Patrick A. Martin (12/1/2009 4:11:00 PM)

    Perhaps a haiku would go like this:
    Mustn't complain,
    Should have complained,
    Why didn't I complain.
    We have to stop believing the BS and start standing up to these corporations and their pupets in our Governments.-10 (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,818 Points Rachel Ann Butler (11/8/2009 4:35:00 PM)

    'You should have voiced your concern then!
    Not when your pockets have gotten thin'

    Rachel Ann Butler (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,222 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (10/4/2009 9:15:00 PM)

    A candid and creative call that awakens us to the reality of proactive living. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Poetic Soul (7/15/2009 4:17:00 PM)

    A well penned write, it's very ironic. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Eyan Desir (6/29/2009 7:38:00 PM)

    Interesting write.....lawrences (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shashendra Amalshan (5/31/2009 12:27:00 PM)

    this is an interesting, amusing and entertaining piece indeed..bit like satire...nice./.liked it very much 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dream Catcher (1/13/2009 6:04:00 PM)

    Absolutely 100% agree...we all moan when it's too late, , great write! ! ..10++..*dc* (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shimon Weinroth (10/1/2008 8:26:00 AM)

    protest doesn't come easy, we tend to be conformists and when its too late we are sorry, so very well done,
    Cheers
    Shimon (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jeremiah Shine (7/16/2008 4:15:00 AM)

    Lizards get better mileage. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bianca J. Walker (6/23/2008 2:57:00 PM)

    We can feel your frustration in this piece. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 4, 2011


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