Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 68,310 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

As The Sun Upon Them Sets - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The younger generation,
May reflect unacceptable behavior.
And with language that disrespects,
Those composed with proper etiquette.
It is that younger generation,
Absent of discipline with expressed contempt...
For those who have chosen to distance themselves,
From the reality of their lives and lived environments.

And those who perceive reality,
From their isolated perspective and idealistic beliefs...
Is the reason why relentless youthful cries have died.
With repeatedly increasing pleas and screams for help,
Have quieted to cease to seek revenge.
As the younger generation take to urban streets,
To settle immediately what people ignoring them do not get.
And that is a truth that today's youth are unforgiving to express.
With crimes committed to address regardless of the senselessness.

A future invested in greed and selfishness,
Receives a return of a depositing of shallowness.
And so that's the way it goes as the Sun upon them sets.

Comments about As The Sun Upon Them Sets by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (6/29/2013 11:30:00 AM)

    Thanks for this great poem, I feel the same way.
    Siya_! !
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  • (6/27/2013 6:02:00 PM)

    a good topic and we feel the same here.. The younger generation is falsely brought up with greed and selfishness. Regarding your democracy poem, the right to vote should not be denied everywhere, including in PH. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013

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