Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Bill Cosby

No punches pulled!
Straight up and in your face.
A man tells of disturbing events...
Absolutely making no sense.
Speaks he does,
To a particular race.
And what they continue to do,
To themselves and children too...
Is a disgrace!
And saying so,
A stance he takes!

How can lack of discipline,
Be something to be admired?
How can uninspired people...
Expect so much,
With a collapse of disregard.
Entertained by fantasy!
Fed by delusion.
Nourishing empty minds long retired!

A heritage disrespected...
From neglect and irresponsibility.
Slipping and sliding into oblivion.
A conformity wished...
That is blissed with unconsciousness!
This truth expressed.
Is this the hopelessness digested?
Publicly addressed...
Are the comments of Bill Cosby!

Dedicated To:
Bill Cosby
For his wisdom, honesty and insight!

'An ignorance does not deserve appreciation!
What it needs is an honesty that is bared and addressed! '

Thank you, Bill! I so admire your intelligence.
You are, indeed, a friend of humanity.
And a truth so many can not face today!

Submitted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Bill Cosby by Lawrence S. Pertillar )

Enter the verification code :

  • Ronald Stroman (10/11/2007 6:11:00 PM)

    you're so right about what's stated, because it's truthful. and it ain't even February.
    take care.

    Respectfully, Ronald Jasper Stroman. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe Updates

New Poems

  1. My Shooting Star, Francie Lynch
  2. The Lost Colony, Susan Stewart
  3. I No Longer Stand Alone, Babatunde Aremu
  4. The Owl, Susan Stewart
  6. The Map of the World Confused with Its T.., Susan Stewart
  7. The Delta Parade, Susan Stewart
  8. Rolled scrolls of fates decree … 2908-2k.., saadat tahir
  9. Pear, Susan Stewart
  10. Man Dancing with a Baby, Susan Stewart

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

[Hata Bildir]