Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,834 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Laugh If You Want To - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I don't care what that outside looks like.
Or that picture painted they want you to believe.
I've been living on the inside,
For years!
Day AND night.
And nothing about my life,
I will allow deceivers conceive for you to perceive.

The ones who have been smiling in your face,
Are the very same ones who slither around like snakes.
And they know I know them too well.
I've only recently begin to live a life,
Protected by faith and a happiness within that dwells.

Shocked they are,
I have survived going through their hell.
And that's the only reason why...
They have chosen you their next victim,
To smooze with a feast...
Before they sink their teeth in you,
With a demoralizing to then eat you alive.
And if you do survive...
You too will have that same story to tell.

Laugh if you want to!
That's exactly what they want you to do!
Laugh if you wanted to!
But don't come to me,
When they begin on you to chew!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 14, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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