Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 12,536 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

The Distraction That Is - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The distraction that is,
Has always relied on the color of one's skin.
With an added economic diversion to throw in.
To have all blindly believe those disenfranchised,
Are the reason why crooks and petty thieves...
Have a purpose to deceive and ruin people's lives.

The distraction that is,
Keeps facts hidden from those unconscious.
With a portraying of philanthropists,
As saviors to those poor donating their trinkets.
Pulled from secret treasure chests,
Kept behind monitored and thick mansion doors.

The distraction that is,
Keeps conflicts ignited and fears kept near.
And with an infusion of delusions,
Feeding confusion and division...
To all who are known to abort the truth,
With a dependency on the ones creating false facts.


Comments about The Distraction That Is by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Freshman - 952 Points Fatima Nusairat (9/28/2013 11:30:00 PM)

    Indeed! waw a very powerful meaning here I like it.! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013


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