Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Don'T Try To Blame It On Reality - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

It has been decades,
Decay has been in place.
Too obvious for it not to have been faced.
It has been decades,
The quality of life...
Has been slowly fading away.
Decades,
People have accepted...
A chasing of time from them long gone.
To say what they have isn't wanted.
But what is it do they want to make it clear,
That has remained to sustain to go on?
Besides complaining of what they have,
With wishes for more.
To successfully destroy it from existence.
And this to do to enjoy and explore.

It has been decades,
Decay has been in place.
Too obvious for it not to have been faced.
It has been decades,
The quality of life...
Has been slowly fading away.
But what is it do the people want?
To make it clear to remain and sustain?
Besides complaining of what they've received,
To then successfully destroy it from existence...
With criticisms prepared to have them believed.

'We want better schools and qualified teachers.
Our children are thirsting for more lessons to learn.'

~Okay.~

'We want more police to protect our peace.
God knows we don't have enough of it,
On our quiet, urban tree lined inner city streets.'

~Okay.~

'We want jobs with higher wages.
And a future to prepare for whatever comes our way.
We want our entitlements to stay intact.
We want the greatness we once had to return back.
With more services we can depend upon.
And with that done to decrease the taxes,
Squeezing our pockets to show them tattered and torn.'

~Okay.
And for that what can we expect from you? ~

'Well...uh...
Let's see!
Stay entertained and remain complaining.
And with a doing of it to show less respect.
A lack of motivation, no discipline or initiative.
But more wishes and wants to have them met.
Why?
Have you become dissatisfied,
By our demands and expectations? '

~Oh. No. Not by any means.
We desire to keep your delusions kept intact.
But the expense of it has not been cost effective.~

'And...
Who's fault is that?
And don't try to blame it on reality.'

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 6, 2015


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