Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 82,328 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Exposing Any Of That Makes Them Upset - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

How many opportunities should be given,
To those who are clearly incompetent?

'Are they liked and impressively dressed? '


'Do they appear to be dim of wit.
And protected by others who prefer them best? '

Of course.

'Accept their incompetence.
What else should you expect.
A respect for intelligence,
You have yet from them to get?

Stop deluding yourself with reality.
Where has that ever been seen to be detected?
Accept their incompetence.
Forget any signs of intelligence.

Exposing any of that makes them upset.
If not diminished into a novelty...
To diffuse its seriousness.'

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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