Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 67,012 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

It's A Matter Of Principle - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

It's a matter of principle.
And those excusing a lack of integrity...
Clearly exposed by those,
With low self esteem.
Upsets the ones who wish to keep,
The announcement of it...
Kept swept under a rug.

As they would rather keep facts like this...
Instead of to the world where it has been shown!
Insensitizing further...
A condition long condoned.

And it historically...
Has persisted with existence.
Unresisted since truth itself,
Has been dismissed.

Along with those who tell it like it is!
And doing that has long been regarded...
In some mindsets,
As too honest!
And an honesty spoken as it should be...
In some communities,
Brews a heated up negativity!
And 'this' is their collective purpose,
To unite in a positivity.
Proving them to have a dignity,
That is highly demented!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 20, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 8, 2008

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