Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 52,606 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

A Menace To Those Unconscious - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I've been Black for a while now.
So I am accustomed,
To having my intelligence questioned.
Even by those who have not proven,
To have any at all.
I am 'suspected' to be able to think!

I often thought if I was a thief,
I'd be extremely dangerous.
But I chose honesty!
Which leaves my designation,
As just a threat.
A menace to those unconscious.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 8, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011

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