Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,184 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Many Feel Threatened When Approached - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I've learned many things about the thinking process.
Many feel threatened when approached by someone doing it.
And some are literally stunned to witness it done.

If one should speak clearly,
With a thinking process going on at the same time...
They become suspect for being up to something,
That may be evil and demonic.

Giving reason why some people have chosen,
To stay as ignorant as possible!
And fear those expressing an intelligence.

'Watch out for him.
He is not like us.'

~I wonder what his secret is?
I'm trying not to be like ya'll myself.
Ya'll too hung up in trivia and feet shufflin'...
With lips poked out, cussin' and baby talk.~

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 22, 2011

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