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Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 5,391 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

That's All. That's It. Nothing More

In full and undenied exurberance,
They came from out of the woodwork...
Displaying their abilities,
To charge with credit given...
A capability to get in deep debt.
While surrounded by protected valuables,
Once prized with a shine...
But upon them dust has collected.

And now with those temptations tasted,
To admit to themselves...
The taste of regret stays and does not leave,
They now choose to fix their eyes on others...
Who patiently removed their obstacles,
With a grievng endured to slowly overcome...
A weeping in public and humiliation done.
To hear it openly confessed,
By those suppressed by bills and loans unpaid...
Why it was that others who did not chase the rat race,
Have been awarded with a peace of mind?

While those perceiving their rainbow chasing days,
Has left them terrified with no sleep to get.
And reminded with no exit to escape.
Or a moment of rest away from creditors,
Who hunt them like predators....
To remind them on a daily basis they are just prey.
That's all.
That's it.
Nothing more.

Submitted: Friday, August 16, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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