Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,268 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Authorized - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

There is nothing like knowing,
One's own struggle to undo...
And when to ignore,
The advice given by another...
Who has not a clue what to do,
With their own struggles...
If not directed by someone read,
Who has been authorized...
By a book published,
That has listed credits given to others...
For revealing their 'helpful' problems.
Giving to them 'thanks'.
And not one has a testimony,
Of stating they are now trouble free.
But had been used for research purposes.

Comments about Authorized by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (4/22/2012 12:23:00 AM)

    Yes, that is what happens now..Good thought! (Report)Reply

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  • Ace Of Black Hearts (4/21/2012 11:08:00 PM)

    But is this not the purpose behind literacy?
    It's not a question of authority in the words they speak.
    But instead what do they teach?
    The falsification of a past history can be misleading, of this I can totally agree.
    Does this mean we deny them the equal right to write.
    Because they lied about their qualifications.
    I have no degree, I have no money, therefore I don't get seen.
    I could be the best in the world but still you won't even look at me.
    So comes the defeat.
    But in deceit some succeed.
    To survive by being a cheat.
    If I'm not accomplished some day I might just be.
    If patients is given its dues.
    But it is a question of who can afford to.
    Those with a true virtue do.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2012

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