Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Promises Are Made - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Promises are made to those who protest,
Their quality of life has faded.
Without them being aware of suffering loses.
Or an effective degrading that has taken place.

Promises are made acceptable to receive,
By those in positions seeking to be freed...
From suspicions by those they've deceived.
But few who protest keep promises made,
With an equally kept effectiveness.

Such as:
Remaining to be accountable for the lives they live.
Or accepting responsibility for deciding to lie,
But found it easier to deny they did.
And who actually admits,
A defending of undisciplined and unruly kids...
Is a prerequisite for reservations made,
For them to sit with misfit roommates...
In prisons awaiting for chances to escape.
Or become rehabilitated to be determined equipped,
Prepared and ready to return to a society...
Of folks already in denial of their own dysfunctions.

Promises are made acceptable to receive,
By those in positions seeking to be freed...
From suspicions by those they've deceived.
But few who protest keep promises made,
With an equally kept effectiveness.

Promises are made to those who protest,
Their quality of life has faded.
Without them being aware of suffering loses.
Or an effective degrading that has taken place.

But...
Promises made are loved.
And those refusing to make them,
For truth to reveal...
Become despised for their honesty.
And often ridiculed for being too direct,
By those who protest and addicted...
To hearing promises made,
Rather or not they were intended to be kept.

'Boo. Hiss, hiss boo.'

Heard are the people protesting the truth.
And refusing to comprehend its meaning.

'Boo. Hiss, hiss boo.'

Heard are the people protesting the truth.
And refusing to comprehend its meaning.

'Hip hip hooray.'

Promises are made.
And cheer the people do,
Those known to lie yet take centerstage.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015



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