Lawrence S. Pertillar

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Folks Like That - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Respect them?
They don't respect the honor
Of their own.
Although they do embrace,
Misfit manifestations of all kind!
Except homosexuality.
And yet they fill those churches
Like saints
Haloed and worshipped.
They need not teach me about hypocriscy...
Nor the brotherhood of mankind,
Or the affects of a communal unity!
My actions are not low down,
As those down low!
But they have taught me...
To keep my eyes and ears opened.
And to watch my back,
When I'm around folks like that!
They'll be crying to me...
Before they ever see a tear,
Fall from my eyes!
And I pray everyday.
But it's not for a new Mercedes!

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Comments about Folks Like That by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Ernestine Northover (10/1/2007 4:30:00 PM)

    Good one Lawrence. How right you are. A thoroughly excellent write woven with panache. Loved this one.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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