Lawrence S. Pertillar
Let Us Not Jump To Conclusions - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar
Were their actions inspired and motivated,
By racial hate?
Let us not jump to conclusions.
Since we are currently conducting,
A thorough and complete investigation.'
How many thorough and complete investigations...
Have been conducted and do you anticipate?
'That is difficult to determine.
The marketing of crime,
And the perpetuating of bigotry...
Has continued to be extremely beneficial and lucrative,
In communities worldwide.
Let us all agree right now...
In 'this' particular community,
There will be no tolerance of hatred shown...
Of any kind.
'Will that mean the ending to building,
Of prisons and jails...
As well as rehabiliation centers,
Currently on the drawing boards...
Must cease to be a reality as is planned? '
Let's not get too hasty with decisions we must face.
There is a need for more jobs to feed and hire professionals.
Unless we all use our minds to become innovative,
Our abilities to create employment for those we deem qualified...
Most certainly will drive our efforts and ambitions into wasted pits.
'That will also mean an upheaval...
Of the death, war and taxation way of life,
All of us have grown accustomed!
And none of us are willing to sacrifice.
To implement the unknown.'
And that is our biggest challenge.
And it has been stated,
Let us not just yet...
Jeopardize our greatness,
By jumping to conclusions.
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