Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Get With The Program - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The only thing from the past,
Worth keeping...
Is a lesson taught one learns.
And the only thing from the past,
That seems to last...
Is a wisdom one has earned.

So many have found themselves held back,
By accepting traps to live without facts.
So many in motion promoting commotion,
Are devoted to provoking verbal attacks.
To then discover their acts become,
Trash kept to gather around everyone.
But they can and you can,
We all can...
Get with the program.
And...
Vacate complaints to make.
Nothing that is trash should be valued,
If division it creates.

People...
Get with the program.
And...
Vacate those complaints to make.
People...
Leave behind times outdated.
And all that decaying mental waste.
People...
Get with the program.
And...
Vacate those complaints to make.
People...
Leave behind times outdated.
And all that decaying mental waste.

The only thing from the past,
Worth keeping...
Is a lesson taught one learns.
And the only thing from the past,
That seems to last...
Is a wisdom one has earned.
So people...
Get with the program.
And...
Vacate those complaints to make.
We can as a people...
Leave behind times outdated.
And all that decaying mental waste.

We can as a people,
Leave behind what decays.
And...
Get with the program,
To do what it takes to rid that waste...
From our minds to find,
It can be done to do.
If...
We as a people,
Leave behind what decays.
And...
Get with the program,
To do what it takes to rid that waste...
From our minds to find,
It can be done.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015



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