Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

I Will Shut You Down


If I am familiar with your negativity...
And I will shut you down.
There is nothing encouraging,
You have ever shared with me.
And a communication between us...
Is not here to be found.

I've given years of patience.
Listening to you dance and sing.
Beating around bushes you do.
And only delusions from them you bring.

You wish for me to agree,
That a life lived doesn't offer opportunities.
And when I awaken each day feeling blessed,
To witness dawn...
Your obsession with darkness,
Is there for you in a mind that darkness...
You wish to carry on!

I've given years of patience.
Listening to you dance and sing.
Beating around bushes you do.
And only delusions from them you bring.

If I am familiar with your negativity...
And I will shut you down.
There is nothing encouraging,
You have ever shared with me.
And a communication between us...
Is not here to be found.

I seek a freshness to breathe.
Not the sounds heard from one...
Consumed within limitation.
With a mind determined to spread negativity.
I will shut you down!

Submitted: Monday, April 04, 2011

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