Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,038 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Determined He Is To Lift Them - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

He has been selected.
He is the choice,
To remove the use
Of special effects...
From their deluded lives.

And the task will be great...
Since the clean up will be monumental.
He is up for the challenge.
Generations addicted,
Are preparing for their withdrawal from illusion.

It will be a sacrifice,
Unlike any they have known!
He has been selected...
To jolt them into reality!
They had never traveled there before he came.

And all are not aware,
This change he claims he comes to share...
Will not be painless.
It wont be!
Withdrawal from a drug...
Is a most unpleasant, excruciating experience.

How this will be endured...
Depends on his charisma.
And which antidote he has created to infuse,
To rid those who still beg for one more taste...
Of an accustomed assortment of fantasies!
At whims they were quick to intake.

They do not realize it!
He is going to be strict,
And determined he is to lift them...
From the bowels of anger and deception.
Deployed by racists tactics.

And those addictions are difficult to shed.
But the recovery has promise.
Those longing to remain conscious,
Are hopeful for the times ahead.
Understanding his words and everything he says.

And this as he envisions it...
Has never happened quite like this before!
This is a different door,
No one had the guts to open!
To bring a mindset to embrace a new shore.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2008

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