Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

From Them No Empathy Comes - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The longer you waited,
In hiding with false claims.
The later it became...
To undo any resentment,
That a guilty mind...
With a shame confined.

And those wrongly accused,
But found unjustly abused...
May have long ago forgiven you.
Although...
It is in your mind that shows a disturbance.
From all that you had done on purpose.

And those who may show you empathy,
Aren't the ones who now show you none!
From them no empathy comes.
And you they see,
As the deserving one to grieve.
In a pity they would rather leave behind and not see.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 5, 2010



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