Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Excessive Drama - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

What school of thought
Best describes your current slide,
Into a slow motioned destitution?
A pinch of bittersweetness is not so bad?
Or...
One's sacrifice is nothing more than pride,
To be carried forth with the utmost dignity!

Politicians will have all believe,
Those now crawling on knees...
Have options!

'They could hop on the highways of this great land,
On one leg and blindfolded.
Like so many have chosen to do,
To prove their loyalty! '
Some are heard to say between cocktail sips!

The opposing argument will say...
Those hungry and homeless,
Are experiencing momentary lapses in exaggeration.
Their plight has incited excessive drama.
Especially on the steps of this great nation!

Then someone like Obama comes along and says...
'Look...
All of this sickness has been addicting!
And turned into a blame game.
Millions of dollars have been stuffed into a few pockets.
And my opponents...
With all of the years of their experience,
Want you to know...
Those few pockets are going to change.
And be fondled by different hands.
Theirs!
Snap out of it, fools!
There is no honor to fight in darkness,
Below the gutter! '

~I resent his 'tone'.
And appalled by his directness.
He is too honest.
Too forthright.
And too commanding!
Let's continue to dig.
Perhaps light will be discovered below us! ~

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Comments about Excessive Drama by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (3/29/2008 6:14:00 PM)


    Wow...really direct.
    Great write Sir
    AIAB
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 30, 2008


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