Lawrence S. Pertillar
Lawrence S. Pertillar Poems
$10 A Gallon?
$10 a gallon?
'Does that really matter now?
When it approached
One dollar per gallon...
You should have voiced your concern then!
Not when your pockets have gotten thin.
And deepened to hold more lint!
You want to make cents?
Put these sunglasses on.
Grab a twig from a bush...
And get to begging!
You might gain some sympathy,
From someone who recognizes you are in disguise.
And they are in the mood,
To share with you their good attitude.
IF they have some of 'that' left! '
Another Side Of A Fence
People hear what they choose.
Then refuse to accept the truth.
In raised voices to protest against,
On another side of a fence.
Trying to convince themselves,
No one listens to pay attention.
To what is being said to hear it.
With it done to understand.
And made clear to be understood.