Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 68,655 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Ascension - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

What is being built over there?

'That's the new attraction for this coming year! '

Why do they need another one?
There are enough of these thrill rides as it is.

'This is just a rumor...
So please do not quote me!
But from what I understand,
This ride is going to produce
The greatest sensation of all!
Look at it!
Isn't it the biggest thing you've ever seen? '

I wonder what they are going to call this one?

'They have started a contest already,
To name that steep climb.
A winner has been chosen.
They have selected to call that, Ascension! '

That's a great name!
What about the entire ride itself?

'Deep Recession!
And after that drop...
There is a tunnel to take the people,
Through scenes of lifestyles flashing by...
Before they all come to a stop.
Once there they are given smelling salts!
The folks behind this,
Have had this figured out for some time!
Every detail of it! '

I know that is going to be the rage,
This year!
'Deep Recession'?
That thing is higher than the Empire State Building!
That dropp is going to have people off their feet,
For a very long time!

You know it!
They are counting on it!
And check this out!
I'm told the ride is going to be free for everyone! '

You're kidding?

'Not at all!
I know a few folks who have already applied,
To become operators!
AND for top pay! '

What about you?
Why don't you apply?

'Ive been watching this being built for so long.
I've been trying to find a way to sell 'puke' bags,
With my name on it 'before' people even see this thing!
Find a double purpose for it!
Maybe insulate it to carry their eyeballs? !
I don't know.
But I want it to be original! '

When is it due to open for the public?

'Very soon!
I've heard they want it completed before the Spring! '

Before the Spring?
That's right around the corner!

'I know!
And I have yet to come up with a design! '

Comments about Ascension by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (1/17/2008 1:51:00 PM)

    You go from being inquisitive...looking....thinking....rumor....excitement and now you are going to make money, too! This is how desire starts with the eyes and moves to the heart. This is a be continued, right? Thank you.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 17, 2008

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