Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 90,409 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Jena 6 Mix - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Let's see!
Some nooses were hung from a tree.
And folks who themselves,
Are constantly refusing to accept reality...
See 'this' as racist? That could be!
While they accept hypocrisies in their own cities!
And they believe they are blessed,
To leave these scenes behind unaddressed?

Professing 'Christians' marching in a 'collective' protest!

Let's see!
They speak of what should be a democracy!
And they travel for miles to display a unity?
But they themselves disrespect with deeds.
Children raised to reflect what they've been taught...
Demonstrate what an entire thoughtlessness has brought!
And an intolerance that is shown and overblown...
Becomes transfixed by a Jena 6 mix!
That still leaves an ignorance left,
In their own backyards unfixed and condoned!

Shouldn't they protest with such conviction...
Those messes unshown,
Left to sit back in their own homes.
And virtually swept under the 'rug' and known?

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011

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