Lawrence S. Pertillar

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$10 A Gallon? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

$10 a gallon?
For what?

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Comments about $10 A Gallon? by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Robert Murray Smith (3/22/2017 11:17:00 PM)

    Your top poem so you get top mark from me.++++10 (Report) Reply

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  • (10/26/2016 3:57:00 PM)

    I thought the message was clear and poignant, I really like this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (9/7/2016 10:35:00 AM)

    Enjoyable. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Rose Kanana (8/26/2016 2:18:00 AM)

    Good message...timely voicing of issues. (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2016 10:06:00 PM)


    A haunting poem, long after you have gone through it. Calling back again and again. Ordinary words, but extraordinary poetry.

    It just as Rabindranath Tagore wrote:
    That words have meanings is just the difficulty. That is why the poet has to turn ans twist them in meter and verse, so that the meaning may be held some what in check and the feeling allowed a chance to express itself.

    Yes, Lawrence, you have achieved a free flow of feelings. Much above the meanings and words. That is what poetry really is. Excellent. Congrats. Keep writing.
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (8/14/2015 12:09:00 AM)

    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! '

    Truly, if they don't recognize, then nothing and if recognized, the good attitude should be left in them

    The poem brings out the fading goodness in man and conveys the great message
    Loved reading the poem and added to my poem list
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  • Amitava Sur (12/18/2014 7:55:00 PM)

    Congratulation Lawrence.... very well written aspect.... (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (12/18/2014 4:39:00 AM)

    What is the meaning of this? please do decode. All the same, Congrats (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    Congratulations Lawrence. as usual nice poem, though it has been selected as the POD a few times now.. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 11:36:00 AM)

    a good write. We'll all be walking before this is over. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 11:35:00 AM)

    a good write. We'll all be walking before this is over. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 11:35:00 AM)

    a good write. We'll all be walking before this is over. (Report) Reply

  • Len Webster (8/3/2011 6:10:00 AM)

    Well done - despite the golden rule that says you need to avoid figures that will date the poem!

    ($10 a gallon? Cheap at the price..}
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  • (4/28/2011 5:12:00 PM)

    Amusing cry $10 a gallon...throw up your arms and walk oh how good it will be for us all and our health...loved the poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • (12/1/2009 4:11:00 PM)

    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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  • (11/8/2009 4:35:00 PM)

    'You should have voiced your concern then!
    Not when your pockets have gotten thin'

    Rachel Ann Butler
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (10/4/2009 9:15:00 PM)

    A candid and creative call that awakens us to the reality of proactive living. (Report) Reply

  • (7/15/2009 4:17:00 PM)

    A well penned write, it's very ironic. (Report) Reply

  • (6/29/2009 7:38:00 PM)

    Interesting write.....lawrences (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2009 12:27:00 PM)

    this is an interesting, amusing and entertaining piece indeed..bit like satire...nice./.liked it very much 10+++ (Report) Reply

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