Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Hoping To Get A Quick Fix Of 'What Ifs' - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Under the shadow of those shallow,
They follow.
Loyal and addicted.
A sickness they have lived with.
It is known.
But a fear to leave it alone,
Bombards them from slick lips spoken.
Entranced and engaged by mesmerizing promises.
Even though conflicts restrict them.

They brave the cold winds,
Attached to fantasies no one has seen.
They would rather be demeaned...
Than the thought to be left alone.
Their quality of life has been slowly butchered.
Right from under their noses.
And the truth about their circumstances,
Continues to be attacked!
They don't want to hear about that!
They desire their facts presented in disguise.
And the pain sedated with delusion.
A wish to keep wasted has been their driving motivation.
Even if they are deceived by those they follow...
They are hoping still to get a quick fix of 'what ifs'
With no more 'furthermores' or 'therefores' to deal with!


Comments about Hoping To Get A Quick Fix Of 'What Ifs' by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (3/29/2008 1:24:00 PM)


    The first lines had me.... loyal and addicted. Er.... (ticks in boxes) . t x (Report) Reply

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  • (3/29/2008 1:08:00 PM)


    What a sharp, two-edged line that is - They are hoping still to get a wuick fix of 'what ifs.' Powerful commentary on our world today... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 29, 2008


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