Lawrence S. Pertillar
Folks Like That - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar
They don't respect the honor
Of their own.
Although they do embrace,
Misfit manifestations of all kind!
And yet they fill those churches
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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