$10 A Gallon? Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

$10 A Gallon?

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$10 a gallon?
For what?

'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! '

Seamus O Brian 07 September 2016

Enjoyable. Thank you!

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Amitava Sur 18 December 2014

Congratulation Lawrence.... very well written aspect....

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Rose Kanana 26 August 2016

Good message...timely voicing of issues.

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Patrick A. Martin 01 December 2009

Perhaps a haiku would go like this: Mustn't complain, Should have complained, Why didn't I complain. We have to stop believing the BS and start standing up to these corporations and their pupets in our Governments.-10

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Heather Wilkins 22 June 2013

a good write. We'll all be walking before this is over.

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Craig Edwards 04 February 2022

Well executed poem Lawrence. Our bodies will return to the ground but our words will live on forever.

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Kehinde Salahudeen 07 August 2021

This is very interesting

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Pratanu Banerjee 14 February 2021

really amazing poem

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me poet yeps poet 02 January 2021

you are a topper went to mount Everest to search returned saw you at sea level in 2021 same as ME LOL PH

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Pilar Mogollon 30 July 2020

" ...To share with you their good attitude. IF they have some of 'that' left! ' " I feel the sentiment of that line so often so much.

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