Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,184 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

At Risk - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

At risk?
Those of an expressed intelligence.
And feeling it is shown,
To those known wishing to have it suppressed.

At risk...
These times not only suspected terrorists threat.
Those with a detected consciousness,
Have been witnessed to have the best affect...
Upon those who have slept.
But now have awakened.

And at risk is a conformity,
Opened eyes dare to break.
And from it willfully shakened.
With a more uplifted,
And respected patrioticness reflected.
That removes a need for greatness to be debated...
When again it is felt and not degraded.
By overrated propaganda...
At risk of being unbelieved as an achievement.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 10, 2009

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