Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 68,655 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Granted Powers To Disrespect - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

People have taken their lives too lightly.
With expectations of an easy serving of entitlements.
Only those who volunteered and fought for the rights,
To keep them intact should receive gratitude.
The others who protest,
As if to them a giving is part of an inheritance...
Have shown themselves self obsessed.
And the cause and effect why a quality of life,
Has become diseased by those privileged to show...
They've been granted powers to disrespect.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 11, 2013


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