Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

A Factor No Longer Hidden - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I would not advise or recommend to anyone,
Who has grown accustomed to portraying themselves...
As innocent victims with no acknowledgement as to 'why',
They have been selectively picked.
I would not suggestion to anyone a continuance done of it.
Not in the application of the same direction...
For the sake of soliciting a quickened empathy needed.

Once maybe twice this tactic will work to suffice,
In a gathering of others to run to one's defense.
But using the same device to attract attention,
Will eventually get others to look precisely...
For evidence of a mental illness emerging,
Making to them more sense.
And it will be noticed as a factor no longer hidden.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 17, 2011


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