Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Misappropriation Of Trust - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Young man...
It is our intention to ensure,
You are absolutely clear of mind...
Of those charges brought up against you.
Is that understood.


Yes, what?
There is a protocol and procedure,
You will follow here.
Is 'that' understood?

'Yes, Your Honor.'

That's more like it.
And hold your head up.

We have come together to discuss,
At this hearing...
The ethics by which you have chosen,
In your previous admitted statements...
To be a gross miscalculation of judgement.
We have determined,
To be a negligent and blatant misappropriation of trust.

We would like to hear from you,
Your interpretation of the whereabouts of the missing funds.
As well as an explanation to the disappearance of it.
What is it that you wish to reveal during this inquiry.
And please...
I do not wish to repeat this again.
Hold your head up.

'I am a thief. A common lowdown crook.
And a deceiver who lies to benefit my own interests.'

I see.
We 'were' expecting you to evade our suspicions.
To allow a deeper probe into your activities.
To make us look good in front of the media.
Since you apparently represent our true beliefs,
I see no reason to prolong this needless investigation.
You dared to be honest.
And need I say...
Today that is a rarity.

And let me take this time to apologize to you,
For all of those who attempted to use you as their scapegoat.
You are free to go!

I want to be sentenced for my crimes.'

LOL...are you kidding?
Get out of here.

Did you hear what he said?
'I want to be sentenced for my crimes.'
Where do these kids get this stuff from?
They must be showing reruns of Matlock.
Have him followed.
We do not need the likes of people like that,
Trying to break into prison.
That will put an end to our incarceration programs.
Make sure he does not go near,
Any of the half -way houses.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 9, 2012

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