Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 85,138 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

In Need Of Professionals - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The issue raised that has created stagnation,
In some places facing dire consequences...
Has been the importance of nuts discussed,
Observed becoming loosened from their bolts.

Committees are formed with a seeking to be funded.
And those who gather to meet,
Wish to choose someone capable to lead.
Credentials are requested to determine who succeeds.

Those seen rolling up their sleeves prepared to volunteer,
Are admonished for their activities and quickly dismissed.
They are not qualified to tighten nuts to their bolts.
And the process taken further delays the simple results.

The issue raised that has created stagnation,
In some places facing dire consequences...
Has been the importance of nuts discussed,
Observed becoming loosened from their bolts.

And even though the task of this appears easy to achieve,
Many await for a funding first...
To satisfy a proper documentation,
That idenitifies who did what with the minimal work applied.

'There was more that got done when a few decided to do it.'

~Yeah.
But were they qualified?
Did they follow correct and proper procedures?
And most importantly,
Were they approved to do what they did...
By those elected to select them leaders? ~

'No.
But a funding sought to show pride and initiative,
To screw loose nuts to ensure they remain tightened...
With a doing to brighten their own backyards,
Had been a belief to benefit and enlighten others.'

~Look...
We seek to get 'paid'.
And having 'those' lofty ideals TODAY?
Is not realistic.
We would rather apply for the funding,
Select those qualified.
And THEN...
And only 'then' can we discuss issues of pride,
Initiative, motivation and discipline.
But 'first' we are in need of 'professionals'...
To show us the way.~


Comments about In Need Of Professionals by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Gajanan Mishra (12/4/2013 7:22:00 PM)

    good write, present situation, thanks.
    Read me..
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  • (12/4/2013 7:19:00 PM)

    on a tragi-comic roll today (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 5, 2013


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