Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Without It Known Or Shown - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

If some people really wanted to impress,
Others to prioritize and address...
Those aged historical moments made,
And documented as a greatness laid...
They would not parade to outside neighborhoods,
With this to profess in a togetherness to charade.

They would, should and could,
However...
Stay where they are to clean up their own mess.
And not apply to then await for a funding to dignify,
An initiative and pride they all felt inside.
With a showing to prove to anyone,
What it was their ancestors had done...
And kept as an assessment of an ongoing success.

If...
Some people really wanted to impress.
And, if...
Some people really felt this instead of it reminisced.
To have it known AND shown to others,
What they value has a meaning and much more than a myth.

But...
Some people who parade and charade like this,
Believe themselves to have been qualified...
To have their high expectations received like gifts.
And then to argue amongst themselves like kids,
As who is deserving of what with an attention to get.
To keep deluded a truth more fictioned to pursue,
That has them all deceiving, backstabbing and fantasized.

And...
These 'truths' are observed by younger generations,
Who preserved what they view as their kept evidence.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 7, 2014



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