Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 94,856 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Disqualified - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

They came into the 'hood'.
And began taking applications
For subservience!
At the minimal wage.
I was immediately disqualified!
They said I provided too much of a threat,
By making attempts
To uncover clarity and understanding.
And those were issues
They weren't prepared to debate.
They came into the 'hood'...
Seeking those who were willing to work hard
And long hours,
To do what needed to be done!
For the sake of 'growth and prosperity'.
Not to waste time finding purpose and reason.
That was not on their agenda!
At least not in this season.
As they sought to find those...
Still drugged on and exposed to delusion!


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011


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