Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 92,159 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Developing Their Defensive Team - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Why are people quick to run,
To someone with a telling...
Of what is being done to them.
As they portray themselves as victims.

Few people would ask,
What it was they've done.
And why they were chosen to become,
'Willing' victims.

I use to take sides with people who cried.
Those who confide in me with their version,
Of reality.
But most folks are just not that honest,
When developing their defensive team.
Only to eventually find themselves quarantined.
Truth has a way to reveal,
What from others is intentionally meant to go unseen.
Or heard from one who attempts to another to demean.

Why are people quick to run,
To someone with a telling...
Of what is being done to them.
As they portray themselves as victims.
Why?
Because they are bona fide liars.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 7, 2011


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