Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,536 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Routines Refurbished - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I 'use' to feel reluctant,
To speak the truth to those seduced...
By their own deluded foolishness.
Those who believed anything they do,
In their own defense...
Should not offend.

Even if lies told,
Protected them...
Within revealing embellishments.

But tired I became,
Being part of an audience.
And one seeking to be entertained.
By the same act sustaining without gain.
Especially when I heard my name connected...
To routines refurbished at my expense.

And to later discover,
How quick and cheap these acts were dispensed.
I had to stop finding,
Humor from such minds unwinding...
And clearly improvising sanity.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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