Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Decision to Be Vindictive


I am going to return what I get.
Whether that be a bad attitude,
Or an evil disposition.
No sulking done will I do...
To appease the few who initiate conflict.
I am going to return what I get.
And address it without disappointment met.

I am going to return what I get.
This forgiving to forget nonsense,
Is only perfectly done in written text.
People awaken in the morning,
With a decision to be vindictive.
And the clown in me...
Chooses not to let them down!

Submitted: Wednesday, June 02, 2010
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