Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,367 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Disgusting To Witness - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

What's more disgusting to witness,
But left to ignore or perhaps not acknowledged?
Disrespect and a lack of discipline?
Someone claiming to be a 'Christian',
To then hear them undermine when time permits...
Their neighbors, family members, friends 'and' children.
With it perceived God has given them special permission.

What's more disgusting to witness,
But left to ignore or perhaps not acknowledged?
Those who profess themselves better than others.
And hear them express with selfish druthers,
How someone else dislikes what they do...
When the choice had been theirs,
To verbally abuse another to then excuse...
A doing of it too.

What's more disgusting?
Listening to hear someone complain,
About who did what to accuse and blame.
To then discover the ones someone has framed to blame,
Are the very same ones...
Who took the time to help them,
Say and spell their own names correctly.
When those they now seek attention from to get,
Had no time to give or shown to them any interest.

And heard from them expressing thankfulness,
To the ones they find time to undermine and belittle?
When was the last time you saw a horse,
Pulling a plow in blistering heat...
Wearing a top hat and tails appearing delighted,
To receive hay to eat from a silver gold trimmed platter?
People who deceive are gifted liars.
And the best of them are taunted by their own demons.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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