Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 92,159 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Hummers And Knee Benders - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Indignities done to others,
As a custom.
With a dignified indifference,
As accustomed.
Returns to them to receive,
An unexpected loss of a felt empathy.
Shown by those,
Healing from political correctness.
And...
Once having an abundance of empathy to give.
Done without question to the ones expecting,
At least some to come to get...
From their favorite backs to stand on and crack.
With identities taken and their minds snatched.
To always be counted upon as easy forgivers,
Cheek turners, hymn hummers and knee benders.
But an awakening from that,
Has miraculously occurred to restore their pride.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Hummers And Knee Benders by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Michael Walkerjohn (10/6/2015 12:41:00 AM)

    Aloha Lawrence...

    Quite the double-up you have penned herein... two, two, two points in one... I see these within the lines... take every other line and separate these from the odd lines... and use the last line twice... as...

    Indignities done to others
    With a dignified indifference
    Returns to them to receive
    Shown by those
    And...
    Done without question to the ones expecting
    From their favorite backs to stand on and crack
    To always be counted upon as easy forgivers
    But an awakening from that
    Has miraculously occurred to restore their pride.

    and the second...

    As a custom
    As accustomed
    An unexpected loss of a felt empathy
    Healing from political correctness
    Once having an abundance of empathy to give
    At least some to come to get...
    With identities taken and their minds snatched
    Cheek turners, hymn hummers and knee benders
    But an awakening from that
    Has miraculously occurred to restore their pride.

    I believe these to be concise in difference and a bit more clarifying to me of your points raised in the post...
    now on to name the offenders and the offended... compendia? conspectus? conspicuous? quaintly put also... thank you for this bit of a stroll through the 'Latin'... and your thoughts... All of the best from this life, to you, and all of your relations... Michaelw1two
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