Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

People Are Out To Eye For An Eye These Days

As long as a fun,
Has been had.
And considered innocent,
With a harmlessness intented done...
There should be no one offended.


It's the nature of the fun that's done.
And 'if' at someone's expense,
That action taken may be regarded...
To be the reason why,
One becomes incensed.
Or furious,
With teeth clinched!

And the beginning of casting rocks,
To shatter glass windows...
May not be the 'preferred' reaction one expects.
But a message directly delivered,
Is guaranteed to awaken the do's and don'ts...
Of when to show a respect one wishes to get.

Since the times we live today...
Anyone is prone to display,
Their version of 'innocent' violence.
And not afraid to escalate the doing.

And to become victimized by a choice we make,
Would be wise to first think a process through...
Than to haphazardly take what has been done to others,
As something that will go ignored...
With an excusing of that which had an intention to do.

Cheek turning no longer is an option heard to recommend.

People are out to eye for an eye these days.
And will declare they have unshakable faith!
With an assortment of hypocritical ways to prove it.
With updated and revamped, freshened scriptures.
Rapped and hip-hopped.

Submitted: Saturday, April 16, 2011
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