Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Not Budging An Inch - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Never put up with fools lightly.
Show there is an edge to that patience.
Put a foot down.
Don't put up with clowns.
And leave it there.
That foot.

Someone has to show,
Someone where to go!
And with a foot down.
Solidly placed on the ground,
The message becomes clear.
As to who is not budging an inch.

Make it clear.
These days are not for cheap wine,
And plastic roses.
A seriousness about life,
Has formally begun.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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