Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 50,247 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Distinctive Instincts - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

If claims are made,
A knowing when an argument has started...
Why is it heated to increase,
To include others that are innocent?
Who are then made to believe,
Their involvement is needed...
To ensure what they treasure is kept protected.
And at their own expense.

With a manipulating of distinctive instincts,
Strategically repeated...
To trigger emotions to re-act without thinking.
Is a deception that guarantees success.
Yet those used who first get upset,
Never seem to ask the question...
Who eventually becomes the benefactor,
From something implemented they did not initiate.

With a manipulating of those distinct instincts,
The results expected are seldom debated.
Since the outcome achieved,
Has already been celebrated.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012

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