Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,369 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Observed For What It Is - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

There is one thing about dissension,
And those in positions who continually present it.
Their pretentions of doing away with its effects,
By showing the negative aspects of it kept...
Is at best,

And when this is observed for what it is...
As those caught up in the promoting of its negativity,
It becomes quite clear to me...
The intent.

The intent is to keep those mostly affected...
Emotionally incensed, embittered and bothered.
Although expected they are to be forgiving.
Knowing they have been given free tickets,
To review their disparites staged.
With a marketing to those unconscious well received.

And this is bought, bittened and chewed to digest,
On a daily basis to achieve expected effects that create...
A sickened misguidance of the use of theater space.
And a waste of its resources done...
To impose the manifesting and class structure of ideals.
And if it isn't? What else is it?

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 22, 2011

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