Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,763 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Nag 'Em Back - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Back from the sinking,
That kept them drinking thinking.
And feeling much defeated.
But now back on their feet!

Beat up on the streets,
With pity pleas that fed them.
Standing and now freed...
And released from pity,
That kept them pleased.

Nag 'em back!
Nag 'em back.
Removed from the traps,
That held them under attack!
They now nag back...
With their dignity intact.
Making strides with clear sharp eyes,
With lives freed of fiction...
And insecure addictions!

They nagged them back,
To get their lives.
Despite the fact,
They were criticized.
They nagged them back...
To get back on track!
And not one who had been undone...
Felt a need to apologize!
Wishing to defeat,
A struggling battle that begun!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 8, 2011

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