Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 52,370 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Posturing - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Upon your fears.
To have you pay,
For years and years.
A sacrifice demanded,
And reprimanding guilt.
Just to have you accept,
Deceptions dealt.
Without regard or empathy,
Of who has feelings deeply felt.

Who benefits...
From this 'bull' that sits?
No need for guesses to further depress.
It will not be you.
You are no where in view.
You are not on the radar...
Or on this selective menu.
Neither as a consideration!
Nor as a choice to choose.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 10, 2008

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