Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 82,202 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Self Serving - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Some people breathe to feed their insecurities.
And not face them head on.
But tolerate them...
As if to cover up arms,
By putting them through shirt sleeves.
And dress up these insecurities...
As if to adorn like ornaments!
To gain approval from others,
Who themselves believe...
This is as easy as discussing,
Their prescribed medications.
Or sermons preached!
To relieve and comfort after taking remedies...
For illnesses such as high cholesterol.
While all declare an abstinence,
From self serving small town gossip!

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Comments about Self Serving by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Kesav Easwaran (7/24/2008 6:52:00 AM)

    '............................... cover up arms,
    by putting them through shirt sleeves...'
    a joking but powerful punch this usage...a hot bitter serving for those gossip cholesterol rich self declaring absentees! 10
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008



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