Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 74,355 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Getting Your Way - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Full of fluff and pampering...
Like a backbone left on a children's swing.
Expecting to be pushed higher in the sky...
To catch butterflies in rainbowed eyes!
Told that nothing desired would be denied.
Taking things from others...
As you delighted to see them cry.
And unresisted you grew like this.
Getting your way and having whims delivered,
As you wished!
Now you believe this world belongs to you?
Guess what?
It doesn't.
And those treated with the poisons you fed!
Now come after you and wish 'you' dead!
And what 'you've' been fed...
Has put mucho BS in your head!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011

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