Lawrence S. Pertillar

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I Don'T Subject Myself - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I don't subject myself to rudeness,
Or condone it where I go.
I see some prude who allow this crudeness...
As if ignoring it doesn't make it so!

I've earned the right to be respected,
I don't expect with demand that it's there.
But I do reject,
An offensiveness I get.
And I let it be known...
With me those actions,
Are not to be shown.

'And 'who' are YOU? '

I'm a grown man...
I don't have to prove that is true!

I don't subject myself to rudeness,
Or condone it where I go.
I see some prude who allow this crudeness...
As if ignoring it doesn't make it so!

And I don't mind,
Removing myself.
With a dignity I command...
And walking out your door!

Never to return anymore!

Leaving me and you too,
With an understanding of who I am...
If and when I should come around again,
And a common sense by then is found.
Hopefully!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 19, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 30, 2011


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