Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 82,202 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

In Subdivisions Of Sorrow - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Depleted of reason to stand guard,
Behind erected fences...
Constructed to prevent hints of common sense,
To break them free of a stupidity,
Shielding them from their own happiness.
These vigilantes have grown tired of sightless threats,
Imposed upon them by fears implanted
Within minds long confined by unwarranted assumptions!

They have found no one with desires wanting to attack them.
They have discovered the unrest...
Coming from an isolation they were taught to believe
Others with envy sought to take away!
A way of life enriched by leeched resources.

Their misery results from a false and foolish perception,
A common grief they cherished was treasure to be protected!

They've come to realize their conflicts are their own.
And condoning them is not what others wish to share!
This is not the freedom perceived
By those who have chosen life free of imposed restrictions.
Or suppressed with opportunities to tax,
With burdens...
In subdivisions of sorrow that has lost its glimmer,
And distant cravings!

Comments about In Subdivisions Of Sorrow by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (12/28/2006 6:58:00 PM)

    larry u still amount to amaze me..i'd like to sit and discourse on our variable perceptions about about on your yacht? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 28, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, December 17, 2010

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