Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 7,415 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

From Both Sides Of The Fence


Intelligence.
And who has an abundance of it,
Will always offend those incompetent.
No matter how well they are dressed to impress.
Or address their material values,
To use against those historically oppressed...
With comparisons to make expressed insecurities.

Intelligence.
And who has an abundance of it,
Will always offend those fearing competence.
It shows in the way,
In who is hurting most today...
From both sides of the fence,
Exposing an overwhelming display of ignorance.

Submitted: Monday, September 30, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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

Form:


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 (From Both Sides Of The Fence by Lawrence S. Pertillar )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]