Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 82,099 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

On Automanic - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

On automanic!
People in a panic.
Looking for a switch...
That stops the twitching,
And the itch.

We're standing frantic,
In the midst of antics...
Trying to find,
Reality
Somewhere in our minds!

On automanic!
People in a panic.
Looking for a switch...
That stops the twitching,
And the itch.

We're standing frantic,
In the midst of antics...
Hoping in time,
Darkness
Doesn't leave us blind!

It seems we have been,
Too busy being dizzy.
Taking the wrong medication!
We've come to deadends,
Thinking turning back was easy.
But we hid inside...
Behind lies,
That fight us!

We market...
Rascism!
We market...
Disrespect and fast rejection!
We market...
Fear!
We market...
Peace to tease in pieces!

Trying to find...
A few kind reminders!

On automanic!
Psychomanic panic.
Looking for a fix and quick!
To stop this mental fit that's sick!

We're standing frantic!
In the midst of antics...
Trying to find,
Someone who hasn't lost their mind!

On automanic!
People in a panic.
Looking for a switch...
That stops the twitching,
And the itch!

We're standing frantic,
In the midst of antics...
Hoping in time,
Darkness
Doesn't leave us blind!


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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 1, 2010


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