Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 52,370 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

For The Sake Of Being Clever - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Here to energize and motivate.
Not to attempt to make a quick escape.
For the sake of being clever.

Too many are using this medium for that.
If Shakespeare did it...
He wouldn't be popular to use by copycats.
Who today consider him great!
But in his day....
Upon him some spat.

That's what people do...
When a truth is pursued.
And someone dares to rub against...
Those who are offended,
As they sit comfortably on a hidden fence.

To later jump on a bandwagon...
As if to convince they too have been there,
To protect and defend without pretense of intentions.
Only then to gather as much attention that can be mentioned.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010

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