Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 12,440 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Tolerated For What It Is - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

A sickness condoned,
Becomes a disease...
Too difficult to explain to cure or rid.
And tolerated for what it is,
It becomes an epidemic...
That numbs those who become,
Too addicted to the illness,
To acknowledge its destruction.
All effected in acceptance,
Eventually become humored by it!
And it sits destroying,
As it inflicts!


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 21, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 21, 2011


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