poet Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar

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Leaders Of The Neighborhood

Why didn't they move on?
Accept reality for what it is.
Instead of paying ridiculous amounts of money,
To have their own homes torn down?

'Someone came around a few years ago,
With a plan to convince them...
If they threatened to do this,
The people would get the hint...
And beg them to stay.
To do whatever they wished in the neighborhood.'

Well...
Hopefully they have learned a lesson.

'Apparently not from what is being observed.
Because those very same people,
Have organized themselves.
To protest the others...
Until they are welcomed back.'

That is nonsense.
It is obvious the people,
Were delighted they did that.

'Nonsense?
That's crazy!
Now they are petitioning the local government,
And have begun an advertising campaign...
To enforce the people into believing,
Without their influence as leaders...
The entire neighborhood,
Would be a place no one would desire to live.'

It is amazing what people will do,
To inflict their delusions on others.

'I'm glad you said that.
But today?
Many more are seeing,
Who has been initiating the conflicts.'

Poem Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2012
Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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