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Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 5,225 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

The Distraction That Is


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.

Submitted: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013

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