Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,510 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

If One Smiling Looks Out Of Place - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Why do you smile now all the time?
It looks out of place.
Especially around those,
Adorning exposed frowns on their faces.

'I've found a different approach to reveal my bitterness.
I have discovered this way expresses my agitation.
And if anyone is offended,
They would have to ask themselves why this offends? '

It does not offend as much as it just looks out of place.

Don't you think that is a sad commentary to make?
If one smiling looks out of place...
That should irritate everyone as to what it is they find important.'

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 13, 2011

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