Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 82,328 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Leave behind times outdated.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Leave behind times outdated.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Leave behind times outdated.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


Comments about Get With The Program by Lawrence S. Pertillar

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]