Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Check It Out - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

What is wrong.
What is going on with those people.

'Which people? '

The ones that use to call 'us' THOSE people.
But today?
They are 'those' people now.
What on Earth are they doing?

'Oh.
'Them'.
It seems they have run out of accusations,
To blame others for them.
They have begun to panic.
If you had not mentioned,
What you witness to observe...
I would not have noticed.'

You wouldn't?
Why?

'Those folks have been blaming others,
For their own misdeeds for years.
I use to think their doing of that,
Was a part of 'my' life.
You should have seen the efforts I made,
To get them to like me.'

What happened?

'I began to realize,
They were on a mission to destroy relationships.
And after drying my own tears,
To wonder what I did...
Accusing myself,
For being...well, you know...different.
Until my eyes began to open real wide.
To see who had been behind,
My feeling of worthlessness.
To discover it wasn't me at all.

That's what those people do.
And now they have run out of accusations.
To turn upon themselves.
Check it out.
You will begin to ignore them for who they are.
That's if you're fortunate to have any identity left.
To recognize you still have one.'

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015



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