Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Efforts And Endeavors - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Their entire belief system,
Isn't being updated or enhanced.
But completely refurbished.
And, revamped.
To remove any existence,
Of it ever to have appeared.

And yet defiant they stand,
With petitions signed in their hands.
Offended to defend themselves,
In the presence of truth.
They don't accept.
To deny a truth they wish to refuse.

They make demands.
That the land they have garbaged,
Remains untouched.
For the purpose to leave preserved,
The influence and significance...
A trashing has had on them.
And the raising of their children.

'What, exactly, is your protest about? '

~Our efforts and endeavors.
You wish to demolish and destroy,
All what we have come to cherish.
And with a doing most of our lives.~

'Those rumors you have heard are nonsense.
No one has come to threaten to take away,
Your delusions.
We promise to leave them with you to keep intact.'

~But what about our beliefs? ~

'Any beliefs you have had,
Have been ours to change as we please.
Your delusions we promise to leave,
With you for as long as you wish.
What's fair is fair.
And at least we can show you that compassion.'

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015

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