Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,510 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Redevelopment Zones - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

They have turned certain regions,
Into redevelopment zones!
And that's the only 'interests' they have!
To destroy and rebuild...
To fill their pockets.
Creating industries to produce inferior products,
And call this achieving success and advancement!

And whenever visiting these transformed sites...
We are quick to notice where to obtain a soft drink,
And a good hamburger!
'Hold the pickle and the lettuce! '
This is the peace and democracy
They eliminate cultures to spread!
'With mayo and cheese, please! '
These are the reasons they must uphold,
And enforce their will...
Upon those with savage graces!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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