Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 97,031 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Make Sure The Camera Is On Your Best Side - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I once had it said to my face
That I did not 'act' right
Therefore that person made a decision
To ignore me
The one walking up to me
To tell me this to my face
And that's why they have not been around
If I should be concerned with worry
As to the absence of their presence

This 'has' got to be a setup of some kind
No one is that stupid
To walk up to someone to tell them
They have been ignored and for what reasons
This 'has' to be a new approach to inflicting humiliation!

I began to feel extremely uncomfortable
Because I knew right then
Someone was hired to tape my reactio
And I was not dressed to impress
To be captured on film!
Not to appear to laugh for no reason
Blackmail material?
That's what I thought

If I was going to be filmed
I was not going to look the part of a fool
So I walked away slowly
As if I did not hear one word that was said
Hoping the cameras were fixed on my left side
My left profile is better to capture on film

My acting friends always say
'Make sure the camera is on your best side'

Comments about Make Sure The Camera Is On Your Best Side by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (6/29/2014 3:25:00 PM)

    interesting piece here, indeed we all know our best camera side. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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