Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 22,418 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Maxed Out - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

A payment to become educated,
Is more a priority than expectations met...
With an effectiveness that guarantees success.
And success to guarantee with that achieved,
Depends 'not' upon one's use of common sense.
Although shown to be known,
Is available free without one committed to paying debts...
Just to prove one has become intelligent enough,
To believe the value of common sense is worthless!

And yet...
If one has not been approved by an accredited school,
That ensures one graduates with an appreciation...
To accept being indebted as an accomplishment,
Pointless is the degree one receives to keep flaunted.
And, common sense?
Unfortunately is earned when one learns its meaning,
To apply effectively attempting to make ends meet...
After all credit has been maxed out to fulfill those dreams.

Topic(s) of this poem: greed

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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