Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

More Than Just Coincidences - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

A tragedy happens.
And reactionaries are quick,
To respond.
The giving done with empathy,
Seems sudden as if a 'light' has been turned on.

And when times are less urgent,
To express our humanity?
A resistence to show a caring with concern,
Is more than expressed by an indifferentness...
We've been taught to satisfy,
With lessons instilled in us...
We obey and learn.

Proving homelessness and hunger,
With racist biases!
Are more than just coincidences,
Enforced to inflict.
By a selfishness persisted.
To advantage and benefit!
Until we become emotionally involved,
With assisted images.
And pictures to cause us to sob!

'I had to see it to believe this for myself!
How can I get more involved?
To end and solve so much pain that remains.'

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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